Older Americans support getting vaccinated regardless of their politics or the perceived threat of COVID-19

January 8, 2021 Daniel A. Cox, Samantha Goldstein

As the US ramps up vaccinations, political identity is important in predicting the behavior of younger Americans.

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A turning point? Americans grapple with COVID-19 amid enduring partisan and racial divisions

December 9, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Karlyn Bowman

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.   

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

July 15, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

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.

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The parents are not all right: The experiences of parenting during a pandemic

July 9, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Samuel J. Abrams

Parenting during a pandemic has placed a huge burden on those with children at home. As parent’s think about sending their children back to school during the coronavirus pandemic, mothers are especially anxious about the idea. Mothers have experienced a decline in mental health, especially single mothers.

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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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Fear, frustration, and faith: Americans respond to the coronavirus outbreak

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

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.

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Millennials and baby boomers are not at odds over coronavirus

March 20, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

When it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, younger and older Americans are not responding so differently.

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Toward a climate change consensus?

October 9, 2019 Daniel A. Cox, Eleanor O'Neil

When it comes to climate change, Democrats and Republicans do not agree on much.

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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.

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.

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.

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.