The benefits of going to a place “where everyone knows your name”

November 23, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, these community spaces look a little different right now. Coffee shops, restaurants, and parks have more importance than ever in connecting us to our community and to the world outside our homes.

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

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

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.

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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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What happens to parents when community spaces close?

August 12, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Samuel J. Abrams

If it takes a village to raise a child, what happens to parents when the village goes into lockdown?

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Many white Americans are ready to reopen the economy. Black Americans aren’t.

June 16, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux

Not all Americans are anxious for businesses to reopen. In fact, there is a fairly stark divide among white, black and Hispanic Americans on the subject.

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Hardship, anxiety, and optimism: Racial and partisan disparities in Americans’ response to COVID-19

June 16, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

In the COVID-19 and American Life Survey, most Americans do not think life will return to normal until 2021. Financial hardships have hit many households, but minorities have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The urban-rural divide over the coronavirus outbreak

April 16, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Jacqueline Clemence

Despite clear partisan gaps in views about the coronavirus outbreak, where Americans live is shaping how they respond to it.

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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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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 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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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.