The Politics of Coronavirus Testing

By Kent R. Kroeger (April 2, 2020)

Coronavirus Testing by State (Darker blue indicates more testing per capita) (Source:
Data source: The COVID Tracking Project
  • Number of coronavirus patients hospitalized (-0.56)
  • Percent of tests coming back negative (0.33)
  • Trump’s share of 2016 statewide vote (-0.29)
  • A Republican governor in a Democrat-controlled state (0.21).

APPENDIX: A Linear Model of State-level Coronavirus Testing

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