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Are Americans who attend neighborhood churches better off?

Daniel A. Cox June 25, 2019

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

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The decline of church membership

Daniel A. Cox April 19, 2019

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

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Doubting disbelievers: A new approach to measuring religious uncertainty

Daniel A. Cox April 1, 2019

Though most Americans say they believe in God, many express having doubts that God exists. A new research approach finds that doubts about God are even more prevalent than previous surveys suggest—a pattern that is evi­dent among believers and nonbelievers alike. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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.    Continue Reading →