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Commentary

Gen Z’s Romance Gap: Why Nearly Half of Young Men Aren’t Dating

Daniel A. Cox February 9, 2024

Until very recently, American culture has operated on the flawed notion that teenage dating and sex required little encouragement. Teenage romance was once seen as a natural part of American adolescence. This, it turns out, is completely wrong. Teenage dating is not inevitable and it’s a rapidly disappearing part of the American teenage experience. These Continue Reading →

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Survey report

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

Daniel A. Cox, Brent Orrell, Kyle Gray, Jessie Wall September 14, 2023

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. Continue Reading →

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Commentary

The Price We’ll Pay for Our AI Future: More Loneliness

Daniel A. Cox June 7, 2023

Americans are trapped in a loneliness epidemic and AI chatbots like ChatGPT could make it even worse. Continue Reading →

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Blog

Does Politics Make People More Likely to Identify as LGBTQ?

Daniel A. Cox, Phil Jones April 26, 2023

A novel survey experiment tests the relationship between LGBTQ identity and political ideology. Continue Reading →

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Blog

Despite Professional Successes Many Women Still Experience Imposter Syndrome

Daniel A. Cox, Kelsey Eyre Hammond, Jessie Wall March 15, 2023

Women in the professional world are thriving and have been pulling ahead of men for years. Confidence in job performance however, remains lower than men of their same age. Continue Reading →

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Survey report

From Swiping to Sexting: The Enduring Gender Divide in American Dating and Relationships

Daniel A. Cox February 9, 2023

The January 2023 American Perspectives Survey sheds some light on dating preferences, experiences, and perspectives. The national survey of more than 5,000 adults age 18 and older, including nearly 800 single adults, finds that Americans have strong dating preferences when it comes to living at home, being unemployed, and smoking. Continue Reading →

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Deal-Breakers and Dating Apps: Trends Redefining Romance and Relationships in America

Kyle Gray January 30, 2023

American social and dating life has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past few years. Join AEI’s Daniel Cox as he presents findings from a nationally representative survey and moderates a panel discussion that includes the Washington Post’s Christine Emba, Pew Research Center’s Juliana Horowitz, and Ipsos’s Mallory Newall. Continue Reading →

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 24: People sit and have a picnic in Washington Square Park during a heat wave on July 24, 2022 in New York City. The five boroughs of New York City are under a heat advisory until 8 PM on July 24th according to the US National Weather Service. Much of the East Coast is experiencing higher than usual temperatures as a heat wave moves through the area forcing residents into parks, pools and beaches to escape the heat. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
Commentary

Why Americans are Spending Less Time with Friends — And What to do About it

Daniel A. Cox December 20, 2022

A full work week. Hours on housework, yard work, time spent with your kids or partner. Then there’s all the time we spend online. Where is the time for friends? Today, On Point: Declining time with friends, increasing loneliness. We hear what to do about Americans’ lost connections. Continue Reading →

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Commentary

Women are More Likely to Make Friends at Work than Men. Here’s Why that Matters

Daniel A. Cox, Brent Orrell December 16, 2022

Research shows that the more friends we have, the less likely we are to be depressed or anxious, and work friendships boost productivity and worker retention Continue Reading →

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Commentary

How Hispanic Americans Think About Work and Identity

Brent Orrell November 18, 2022

If we want to understand the evolving role of Hispanic Americans in American culture and politics, one useful on-ramp is studying Hispanics in the workplace. 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. Continue Reading →

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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 Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →