COVID-19 Snapshot MOnitoring in Denmark (COSMO Denmark)

This project investigated Danish citizens’ knowledge, perceptions and behaviours related to the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The results helped to understand how people respond to the coronavirus outbreak and what was the effect of different behavioral measures and regulations.


Global lockdown. People looking at the Earth in chains. Photo: Colourbox







Geiger, M., Rees, F., Lilleholt, L., Santana, A. P., Zettler, I., Wilhelm, O., Betsch, C., & Böhm, R. (in press). Measuring the 7Cs of vaccination readiness. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Pummerer, L., Böhm, R., Lilleholt, L., Winter, K., Zettler, I., & Sassenberg, K. (in press). Conspiracy theories and their societal effects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Zettler, I., Lilleholt, L., Böhm, R., & Gondan, M. (2021). Comparing responses in repeated cross-sectional and panel studies: Results across eight weeks during the first Covid-19 lockdown in Denmark. Psychological Assessment, 33, 691–704.

Zettler, I., Schild, C., Lilleholt, L., Kroencke, L., Utesch, T., Moshagen, M., Böhm, R., Back, M. D., & Geukes, K. (in press). The role of personality in COVID-19 related perceptions, evaluations, and behaviors: Findings across five samples, nine traits, and 17 criteria. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Further results can be seen on the external project site: (in Danish).





COSMO was a none-profit research project carried out by The University of Copenhagen with funding from Lundbeckfonden (the Lundbeck Foundation).
The project was part of a large international COSMO initiative coordinated by WHO's regional office in Europe.





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Friedolin Merhout Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535324127 E-mail
Ingo Zettler Professor +4535324850 E-mail
Lau Lilleholt PhD Student +4524633439 E-mail
Matthias Gondan Associate Professor +4535324843 E-mail
Morten Axel Pedersen Professor +4535323475 E-mail
Robert Böhm Professor +4535337227 E-mail

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COSMO received a one year funding from the Lundbeck Foundation and the UCPH Faculty Emergency Grants.

Project: COVID-19 Snapshot Monitorin in Denmark (COSMO Denmark)
Period:  March 2020 to September 2021


PI Robert Böhm
Professor in Applied Social Psychology and Behavioral Science

Ingo Zettler
Professor in Psychology