This study focused on students at Illinois State University and their experience with the COVID19 pandemic. This was done by surveying undergraduate students with differing demographics at ISU. They were asked several questions on their backgrounds, including political affiliation, geographical location, and religious beliefs. They were also asked to report their practices in preventing the spread of COVID-19. With these data we aimed to explore the following research questions: 1) Does hometown community type affect one’s social distancing measures? 2) Does financial hardship affect social distancing measures? 3) Does experience with the disease influence how they socially distance? 4) What is the relationship between religiosity and trust in science? 5) Does trust in science correlate with plans to get vaccinated? 6) What is the relationship between socioeconomic status and trust in science? Generally speaking, socioeconomic status does not mediate ISU students’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, students with more experience with COVID-19 exhibited poorer social distancing practices than those that had less experience
Dumas, Ashley, "Illinois State University Students' Experience With The Covid-19 Pandemic" (2021). Biology. 14.