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Conspiracy Theories, Misinformation, COVID-19, and the 2020 Election

Daniel A. Cox, John Halpin October 13, 2020

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. Continue Reading →

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Fear, Frustration, and Faith: Americans Respond to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Daniel A. Cox, Jacqueline Clemence, Karlyn Bowman April 2, 2020

The March 2020 American Perspectives Survey found that young people were most likely to say they have hoarded supplies and a large partisan divide in opinions on how the federal government and Donald Trump have handled coronavirus. Continue Reading →

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Younger Christians Care Less About Their Partner’s Religious Beliefs

Daniel A. Cox February 13, 2020

Younger Christians are much more comfortable than older Christians with the idea of dating someone who does not share their views about God. Continue Reading →

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Hidden Identity: When Americans Decide to Keep Their Religious Background to Themselves

Daniel A. Cox January 7, 2020

For many Americans, religion is a fundamental part of who they are. But for many other Americans sharing religious beliefs with others is not as easy. Continue Reading →

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The Decline of Religion in American Family Life

Daniel A. Cox, Jacqueline Clemence, Eleanor O'Neil December 11, 2019

Data from the November 2019 American Perspectives Survey reveals that young people may not be to blame for the decline in religious affiliation. Young people report being raised in less religious households than their parents. Continue Reading →

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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 →

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Red leather-bound Qur'an on a wooden table with prayer beads and a light blue surgical mask draped over top.

Lindsey Witt-Swanson, Jennifer Benz, Daniel A. Cox
January 5, 2023

Faith After the Pandemic: How COVID-19 Changed American Religion

The Survey Center on American Life at AEI teamed up with researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago to measure religious affiliation and attendance both before the pandemic (2018 to March 2020) and again in spring 2022, revealing who remained at the pews, who returned to the pews, and who left. Continue Reading →

Brent Orrell, Daniel A. Cox, Jessie Wall
October 25, 2022

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

Why is work, more often than not, the center of life for Americans? Explore the social dimension of work and the role it plays in building human connections and strengthening social capital. Continue Reading →

Karlyn Bowman, Daniel A. Cox
October 4, 2022

Gender, Generation and Abortion: Shifting Politics and Perspectives After Roe

Three months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the issue of abortion continues to garner widespread public attention. Continue Reading →

Daniel A. Cox
July 28, 2022

The Democratic Party’s Transformation: More Diverse, Educated, and Liberal but Less Religious

The Democratic party has experienced a lot if change in recent years, where is this change most prominent in the days leading up to 2022 midterms? Continue Reading →