Ways COVID Is Changing Americans’ Values

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TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic transformed everyday lives in 2020, Americans began dwelling on a few key topics, sourdough bread among them.

But we were also tweeting about and researching sacrifice, survival and death, according to new research on online trends.

Researchers analyzed how Google searches and the phrasing of a half-billion words and phrases on Twitter, blogs and internet forums changed between the 10 weeks before March 13, 2020, when a national emergency was declared, and the 10 weeks that followed.

Use of the word “help” on Twitter increased by 37% in the period after March 13, while use of the word “share” increased by 24%. “Sacrifice” appeared more than twice as often on Twitter.

“‘Sacrifice’ was a complete nonstarter in U.S. culture before COVID,” said study author Patricia Greenfield, a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The study determined that the pandemic inspired a resurgence of community-oriented values, with people thinking more about supporting one another, Greenfield said in a UCLA news release.

Americans were placing more value on the welfare of others, including willingness to participate in the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, said co-author Noah Evers, a Harvard University undergraduate psychology major…

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