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Few Americans are confident in American democracy, but younger Americans are especially skeptical

Daniel A. Cox and Samantha Goldstein March 8, 2021

If governments can effectively administer the COVID-19 vaccine and deliver economic support, it will go a long way in demonstrating that even if government is clunky and the results imperfect, the institutions of democratic governance can work.

When it comes to conspiracy theories, education matters

Daniel A. Cox and Jacqueline Clemence February 26, 2021

Educational attainment is closely related to belief in conspiracies. However, it matters more for Republicans.

Rise of conspiracies reveals an evangelical divide in the GOP

Daniel A. Cox February 12, 2021

White evangelical Christian Republicans are more likely to embrace conspiracy theories. One explanation? Their affinity to Trump.

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