This election could transform the future for evangelical Americans

November 3, 2020 Ryan Streeter

While religious Americans are more optimistic about the future than the average Americans, white evangelicals, who are the most loyal base of support for Donald Trump, are the only religious group in the country to believe by a majority the best days are behind us, according to a recent survey by the American Enterprise Institute of […]

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Socially distant: How our divided social networks explain our politics

September 30, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Ryan Streeter, Samuel J. Abrams, Jacqueline Clemence

The American National Social Network Survey is designed to help us understand how the nature of personal networks and relationships conditions personal behavior and influences decisions.

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A loneliness epidemic? How marriage, religion, and mobility explain the generation gap in loneliness

September 26, 2019 Daniel A. Cox, Ryan Streeter

Conventional wisdom holds that loneliness is a serious problem in America today. Yes data from the Survey on Community and Society (SCS) suggest that such characterizations of loneliness are overblown and possibly wrong.

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The importance of place: Neighborhood amenities as a source of social connection and trust

May 20, 2019 Daniel A. Cox, Ryan Streeter

Place matters. When given a choice, most people prefer to live close to the basics of community life—schools, stores, parks, and restaurants.

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Having a library or cafe down the block could change your life

May 20, 2019 Daniel A. Cox, Ryan Streeter

Living near community-oriented public and commercial spaces brings a host of social benefits. People living in amenity-rich communities are much less likely to feel isolated from others.

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Survey Reports

Daniel A. Cox, Karlyn Bowman, Jacqueline Clemence
November 18, 2020

Hopes and challenges for community and civic life: Perspectives from the nation and Indiana

The coronavirus outbreak has created tensions between urban Americans hit harder by the virus and small towns and rural communities. Despite these disparities, recently released surveys find that before coronavirus, Americans express many of the same ideas and priorities regarding their communities, revealing we may not be as divided as one might think.

Daniel A. Cox, John Halpin
October 13, 2020

Conspiracy theories, misinformation, COVID-19, and the 2020 election

The September 2020 American Perspectives Survey tested various existing conspiracy theories about politics and misconceptions about public health to ascertain overall support for these ideas and examine whether demographic or partisan backgrounds are associated with greater propensity to accept or reject certain theories.

Daniel A. Cox, Ryan Streeter, Samuel J. Abrams, Jacqueline Clemence
September 30, 2020

Socially distant: How our divided social networks explain our politics

The American National Social Network Survey is designed to help us understand how the nature of personal networks and relationships conditions personal behavior and influences decisions.

Daniel A. Cox
July 15, 2020

STEM perspectives: Attitudes, opportunities, and barriers in America’s STEM workforce

In a survey of STEM graduates, our scholars explore opinions of the STEM field, career satisfaction, and why some STEM degree holders have exited the field.