Gen Z at a Roe vs. Wade protest

There’s A New Age Gap On Abortion Rights

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox June 1, 2022

Americans’ views on abortion have been relatively consistent for years despite massive demographic changes, social upheaval and shifting perspectives on sexuality. But that may be about to change.

Will Abortion Redefine the 2022 Elections?

Smerconish

Daniel A. Cox May 12, 2022

Democratic losses in November seem predestined. For many political observers, the only question left is how bad will it get?

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Gen Z is the Loneliest Generation — and It’s Their Parents Fault

Insider

Daniel A. Cox April 11, 2022

Gen Z is the most accomplished generation, but new data show they missed out on fun and family, leaving them more adrift than previous generations.

An African American teenager male attending church.

Stop Blaming Young People for Leaving Religion

National Review

Daniel A. Cox April 10, 2022

Much of the decline in current religious commitments can be traced back to the way young adults have been raised.

For Gen Z, Religious Pluralism Will Require Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide

The Aspen Institute

Daniel A. Cox April 5, 2022

For Generation Z, American religious life has been defined by its diversity. And religious pluralism has been as much practice as principle.

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We Live in a Nation of Strangers. That Needs to Change

Deseret News

Daniel A. Cox March 13, 2022

Diversity is not the source of our current problems; our troubling incuriosity about our neighbors is driving disconnection.

Thousands of protesters gathered at Mc Carren Park in Brooklyn on June 7, 2020 for a massive march around Williamsburg, making a loud call for the defunding of the police force. This comes after NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio promised 'intense change' with police reform proposals amid calls to defund law enforcement, including shifting resources from NYPD and publicizing officers' disciplinary records. (Photo by Erik McGregor/Sipa USA)No Use UK. No Use Germany.

Why Are White Liberals So Pessimistic About Politics?

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox February 23, 2022

No one seems happy about politics these days – but White Liberals are uniquely pessimistic.

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Why The Republican Party Isn’t Concerned With Popularity

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox January 4, 2022

Despite the fact that the GOP is quite unpopular and that much of its current agenda, the party is in an enviable position heading into the 2022 midterm elections and beyond. Why?

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Why Crime Likely Won’t Be An Issue In The 2022 Midterms

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox November 29, 2021

Violent crime is up. Data from the FBI found that the murder rate increased nearly 30 percent in 2020. And homicides continue to rise in 2021 as well, if not by quite as much. Americans have noticed. A Gallup poll released in November 2020 found that 78 percent of Americans thought that the national crime rate was higher than the year

We Asked Hundreds of Unemployed Americans What’s Keeping Them Out of Work — It’s Not Unemployment Benefits

Insider

Daniel A. Cox, Brent Orrell July 25, 2021

The Survey Center for American Life’s new survey shows a difference in needs between the pandemic unemployed and the chronically unemployed. Continue reading on Insider

Survey Reports

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?

An illustration of the side profiles of four people. From left to right: a young white man with blond hair, an older Black woman with short, curly Black hair, a young woman with tan skin and black hair with a blue streak, an older man with darker tan skin with curly grey hair and a mustache.

Daniel A. Cox, Beatrice Lee, Dana Popky
April 27, 2022

Politics, Sex, and Sexuality: The Growing Gender Divide in American Life

The March 2022 American Perspectives Survey examines the growing gender divide in American Life.

Daniel A. Cox
March 24, 2022

Generation Z and the Future of Faith in America

Data from the American National Family Life Survey paints a complicated picture of religious change and disaffiliation in the country today.

Daniel A. Cox
February 9, 2022

Emerging Trends and Enduring Patterns in American Family Life

The American National Family Life Survey examines the changing contours of American family life in the country today.