The social resilience of Croatian society in the midst and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic - SOCRES
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November 24, 2021
Branko Ančić, Ph.D. commented for the central news show Dnevnik of the Nova TV on the debate between the dissenting voices regarding the Covid-19 vaccination, the so-called vaxxers and anti-vaxxers, whose dispute has escalated on social networks.
The news story is available at the link: https://tinyurl.com/2an4p3aw.
September 15, 2021
Dragan Bagić, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University in Zagreb) commented for Index on the possibility that resistance to wearing protective masks could become a mass movement. The sociologist and member of the SOCRES research team was referring to the happenings in the elementary school in Krapinske Toplice and the refusal of the parents to send their child to the school with a mask on.
In the same article, Dražen Cepić, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology of the University of Zadar) commented on the findings of the paper on antimaskers, written in coauthorship with Branko Ančić, Ph.D. In the paper, the authors tried to shed light on the mobilization against the corona measures.
April 16, 2021
Dr. Branko Ančić and Dr. Dražen Cepić (Department of Sociology, University of Zadar) are the authors of a study on “antimaskers“ in Croatia, published in the special issue of the journal “Sociology and Space“, Vol. 59 No. 219.
According to the study findings, the majority of antimaskers is between 30 and 39 years of age (23.7%), and 18 to 29 respectively (17.8%). The lowest percentage is among those who are 65 and above (3.3%). The highest number of antimaskers is among those who do not live in the same household with persons who are 65 or above. According to class, if we exclude the retired, most antimaskers belong to the working class (25.2%) and the higher class (13.6%), while the smallest number of them are in the middle class (11.9%). Antimaskers are mostly found among the working population. There is 20% among the unemployed, 18% among the employed, and 13% among the general population. There is twice as many respondents in the private sector (22.2%), as in the public sector (12.2%).
Dr. Branko Ančić commented on the study findings for the N1 Television show Novi dan (April 14, 2021) and for the RTL Direkt show (April 15, 2021).
March 1, 2021
Assistant Professor Dr. Branko Ančić was guest in the “Globusova čajanka” editorial of Jutarnji list. He commented on the cases of cutting in the line for COVID-19 vaccination and reflected on global inequalities in the vaccine distribution and availability.
The recording and the accompanying article are available at the link: https://tinyurl.com/t6ry7hz5.
January 8, 2021
Assistant Professor Dr. Branko Ančić commented on the trust among Croatian citizens regarding vaccination, with a particular focus on the occurence of conspiracy theories among a part of the citizens and the scepticism towards the ways in which we as a society shall respond to supressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The show is available at the link: https://tinyurl.com/y6b2qjjh. (in Croatian)
December 10, 2020
Branko Ančić, Ph.D. commented on the situation among Croatian citizens regarding their coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, one year after the first officially registered case in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The show is available at the link: https://tinyurl.com/y3e63e88. (in Croatian)
December 1, 2020
Branko Ančić, Ph.D. was a guest on the Croatian Radio First Program (HR1) talk show „U mreži Prvog“. He commented on the measures for supressing the COVID-19 pandemic and analysed citizens' compliance with them.
The show is available at the link: https://tinyurl.com/y5y8wpgy. (in Croatian)
The information about Dr. Ančić's participation in the show was brought by Index, which can be read here. (in Croatian)
November 30, 2020
Branko Ančić, Ph.D. commented for Jutarnji list, together with other experts, entrepreneurs and physicians, on the new measures by the Croatian Government introduced to suppress the pandemic spread.
The article is available at the link: https://tinyurl.com/y3wjtwmf. (in Croatian)
November 25, 2020
Branko Ančić, Ph.D. and Dražen Cepić, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology, University of Zadar) commented for Jutarnji list on the study examining the willingness of Croatian citizens to be vaccinated and their trust in institutions regarding the decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The article is available at the link: https://tinyurl.com/y5mpknm3. (in Croatian)
November 24, 2020
Branko Ančić, Ph.D. participated in the TV show Newsroom on N1 Television where he commented on the findings of a survey on 'antimaskers' – the people who refuse to wear COVID-19 protection masks and sometimes even deny the existence of the virus. The survey was conducted on a nationally representative sample, as part of the SOCRES project.
The show can be viewed at the link: https://tinyurl.com/y2burkcz. (in Croatian)
In addition, t-portal brought the information about Dr. Ančić's participation in the show, which can be read at the link: https://tinyurl.com/y2burkcz. (in Croatian)
November 9, 2020
Branko Ančić, Ph.D., Principal Investigator of the SOCRES project, gave an interview to Glas Slavonije on 12th September 2020, in which he presented the project in more detail.
The interview is available here: https://tinyurl.com/y6qtujbf. (in Croatian)
November 9, 2020
An article in which Branko Ančić, Ph.D. comments on the public perception and attitudes towards The Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia was published in Novosti, on 6th September 2020.
The article can be read here: https://www.portalnovosti.com/era-antivaksera. (in Croatian)
November 9, 2020
Branko Ančić, Ph.D., Principal Investigator of the SOCRES project, gave an interview for Jutarnji list on 7th July 2020, on the occasion of signing the Grant Agreement with the Croatian Science Foundation. He briefly presented the main topics that the project will address and outlined the expected outcomes.
The interview can be read here: https://tinyurl.com/ybdxsproa. (in Croatian)