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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 →


Turning Against Organized Religion

Daniel A. Cox July 13, 2023

Secular Americans, once apathetic about religion, are becoming more hostile Continue Reading →

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Why are Young Voters So Down on Joe Biden?

Daniel A. Cox June 29, 2023

Biden’s age is a liability, but conventional politicians have always been a tough sell for young voters Continue Reading →

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Are Young Men Becoming Conservative?

Daniel A. Cox June 15, 2023

Or liberal? Do they even care about politics at all? Continue Reading →

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The Decline of Youth Sports is Making Teen Loneliness Worse

Daniel A. Cox June 1, 2023

The social capital benefits of youth athletics are profound Continue Reading →

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Gun Violence is an Assault on Community Life 

Daniel A. Cox May 18, 2023

Mass Shootings are Uniquely Destructive to America’s Public Places Continue Reading →

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Will Artificial Intelligence Make Us Lonelier?

Daniel A. Cox May 4, 2023

As AI becomes more advanced, it promises to reduce human interactions 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.