Hidden identity: When Americans decide to keep their religious background to themselves

January 7, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

For many Americans, religion is a fundamental part of who they are. But for many other Americans sharing religious beliefs with others is not as easy.

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Toward a climate change consensus?

October 9, 2019 Daniel A. Cox, Eleanor O'Neil

When it comes to climate change, Democrats and Republicans do not agree on much.

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Are Americans who attend neighborhood churches better off?

June 25, 2019 Daniel A. Cox

Beyond cutting down commute times and saving on gas there is no obvious benefit to attending religious services close to home.

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The decline of church membership

April 19, 2019 Daniel A. Cox

A new survey by Gallup finds that membership in religious congregations is plummeting.

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Survey Reports

Daniel A. Cox
March 4, 2021

Social isolation and community disconnection are not spurring conspiracy theories

New analysis from the January 2021 American Perspectives Survey shows that having an active social life and regular engagement with people in your neighborhood does not inoculate against believing in conspiracies.

Daniel A. Cox
February 11, 2021

After the ballots are counted: Conspiracies, political violence, and American exceptionalism

The January 2021 American Perspectives Survey looks at post-election sentiments, beliefs in conspiracies, attitudes toward political violence, political segregation, and general feelings toward the United States.

Daniel A. Cox
December 15, 2020

Religious diversity and change in American social networks: How our social connections shape religious beliefs and behavior

New analysis explores the degree to which Americans’ religious networks are composed largely of those with similar beliefs and affiliations or those that are more diverse. It also explores how religious diversity among our close personal relationships serves to structure religious behavior and belief.

Daniel A. Cox, Karlyn Bowman
December 9, 2020

A turning point? Americans grapple with COVID-19 amid enduring partisan and racial divisions

The November 2020 APS explores how Americans are grappling with COVID-19 amid soaring numbers of infections, finding that more Americans say they would get a free, FDA-approved vaccine, but large partisan divisions persist. It also challenges the “shy Trump voter” hypothesis, offering possible explanations for Trump’s increased support among non-white voters.