Is Marriage Better for Men?

Daniel A. Cox November 30, 2023

Women, especially young women, believe men have a better deal In 1984, Gallup released a survey of teenagers (age 13 to 18) that found them eagerly anticipating the next stage of life, one that for most would include marriage.   The young men and women of today approach the future with greater confidence in America Continue Reading →


The End of Religious Morality?

Daniel A. Cox November 16, 2023

Most Americans reject the idea that morality requires a belief in God Continue Reading →

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The (Political) News is Too Negative 

Daniel A. Cox November 2, 2023

News coverage of politics is uniquely cynical, and that’s a problem Continue Reading →


Are Generational Labels Meaningless? 

Daniel A. Cox October 19, 2023

A growing chorus of voices is pushing to abandon the Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial labels Continue Reading →


The Rise of Republican Churches

Daniel A. Cox October 5, 2023

Growing polarization threatens the future of American Christianity Continue Reading →


America’s Driving Obsession is a Problem

Daniel A. Cox September 21, 2023

Americans are driving more than ever and it comes at a considerable cost Continue Reading →

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Why Most Evangelicals Say They Face “A Lot” of Discrimination

Daniel A. Cox September 7, 2023

Why white evangelicals now say they face more discrimination than gay and lesbians Continue Reading →

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America’s “Friendship Recession” Is Weakening Civic Life

Daniel A. Cox August 24, 2023

Community life suffers when we fail to prioritize friendship Continue Reading →


The Real Reason People Leave Religion

Daniel A. Cox August 10, 2023

Changes in American family life are driving a national decline Continue Reading →


Trump’s Problem with Mormon Voters is Getting Worse

Daniel A. Cox July 27, 2023

His ongoing weaknesses with a loyal Republican group could spell trouble for the GOP Continue Reading →

Survey Reports

Generation Z and the Transformation of American Adolescence Cover Image

Daniel A. Cox, Kelsey Eyre Hammond, Kyle Gray
November 9, 2023

Generation Z and the Transformation of American Adolescence: How Gen Z’s Formative Experiences Shape Its Politics, Priorities, and Future

This report explores the foundational differences between American generations through their formative adolescent experiences.

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Daniel A. Cox, M. Anthony Mills, Ian R. Banks, Kelsey Eyre Hammond, Kyle Gray
September 28, 2023

America’s Crisis of Confidence: Rising Mistrust, Conspiracies, and Vaccine Hesitancy After COVID-19

America is experiencing a crosscutting crisis of expertise and scientific distrust accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic that poses significant challenges to democratic debate and public decision-making

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Daniel A. Cox, Brent Orrell, Kyle Gray, Jessie Wall
September 14, 2023

The Social Workplace: Social Capital, Human Dignity, and Work in America, Volume II

The Social Workplace, Volume II examines Americans’ expectations and experiences surrounding work, the workplace, and key job-related priorities such as pay and interpersonal connections.

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Daniel A. Cox, Ruy Teixeira
June 29, 2023

The 2024 Presidential Election: Evolving Political Coalitions and Familiar Partisan Divisions

Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the AEI Survey Center on American Life conducted a national survey of Americans that explored a wide range of political attitudes, current voting preferences, and perceptions of the political parties.