Director | @dcoxpolls
Daniel Cox is the Director of the Survey Center on American Life and a research fellow in polling and public opinion at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he specializes in survey research, politics, youth culture and identity, and religion. Before joining AEI, he was the research director at PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute), which he cofounded and where he led the organization’s qualitative and quantitative research program. He is also the coauthor of numerous academic book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers on topics relating to religious polarization, anti-Muslim attitudes in the US, religious tolerance of atheists, and new methods for measuring social class and religious belief. Read more.
Jacqueline Clemence is a research associate for Politics and Public Opinion Studies at the Survey Center on American Life at the American Enterprise Institute. She works with AEI fellow Daniel A. Cox, senior fellow Karlyn Bowman, and visiting scholar Samuel J. Abrams compiling and analyzing polls on a variety of contemporary political and social issues. Before coming to AEI, Jacqueline worked at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office on child abuse and sexual assault prosecution, as well as working with children who escaped human trafficking in Detroit. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a degree in Political Science and minor in Community Action and Social Change.
Research Assistant | @samgold_polls
Samantha Goldstein is a research assistant for Politics and Public Opinion Studies at the Survey Center on American Life at the American Enterprise Institute. She works with AEI fellow Daniel A. Cox, senior fellow Karlyn Bowman, and visiting fellow Sean Trende compiling and analyzing polls on a variety of contemporary political and social issues. Before coming to AEI, Samantha was an instructional aide in the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor School of Information and a research assistant at the Institute for Social Research’s Center for Political Studies. She graduated with high honors in Political Science and Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in May 2020.
Program Manager of Domestic Policy Studies
Abigail Guidera is the Program Manager for Domestic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Her tenure at AEI began in 2017 on the Development team, after which she worked as an assistant in AEI’s executive office. She was a member of the 2019 cohort of Public Policy Fellows at the Fund for American Studies, where she spent a year engaging with curriculum focused on the experiment in self-government. She holds a BA in History and Political Science from Wheaton College (IL).
Communications Assistant for Domestic Policy Studies | @jfaulkner_aei
Julia Faulkner is the communications assistant for Domestic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. She works with the department’s research teams on branding and promotional priorities. Julia joined AEI following a six-month internship in agile marketing strategy and a year studying the intersection of religion, culture, and political stewardship. She has a background in news media and cultural studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a BA in Business Journalism and Hispanic Linguistics.