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

American Institute for Boys and Men

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

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The War within Gen Z

Business Insider

Daniel A. Cox January 23, 2024

Young men and women no longer agree on anything. What happened?

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Smells Like Teen Solitude

The Dispatch

Daniel A. Cox November 21, 2023

Smartphone and parenting trends have pushed off major life milestones.

Are The Kids Alright?

The Liberal Patriot

Daniel A. Cox November 15, 2023

What on earth is happening with young voters? A New York Times/Siena College poll of six battleground states found Joe Biden with a one-point lead over former president Trump among 18 to 29 year old registered voters, representing a 25-point swing from the 2020 election. There’s no doubt that Biden is less popular today than when he first

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Steer N' Stein bar at the Iowa State Fair on August 12, 2023. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Trump is Not as Strong as He Looks

The Liberal Patriot

Daniel A. Cox September 10, 2023

Despite an early polling lead, Donald Trump’s position in the 2024 GOP primary is more tenuous than it appears.

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Boys Aren’t Growing More Conservative. They’re Just Not That Into Politics.

MSNBC

Daniel A. Cox August 17, 2023

In fact, many young people remain politically noncommittal as they figure out where they fit in.

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Nonreligious Americans are the New Abortion Voters

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux June 29, 2023

After Dobbs, abortion might prove a bigger motivating factor for nonreligious voters than religious, pro-life Americans

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

Business Insider

Daniel A. Cox June 7, 2023

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

Former President Donald Trump spoke via video to attendees of the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Spring Kick-Off on April 22. Data suggests Trump is weaker among college-educated white evangelical voters than he was in his 2016 campaign. SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES

Some Evangelical Voters Aren’t Sold On Trump. Will That Help DeSantis?

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux May 18, 2023

White Evangelical Protestants comprise Trump’s base, but cracks are forming along educational and generational lines. What does this mean for 2024?

President John F. Kennedy delivers his famous “We Choose to Go to the Moon” speech at Rice University on September 12, 1962. (Source: NASA)

American Politics Needs a New National Purpose

Daniel A. Cox April 11, 2023

The United States seems to have lost its way as a country. Americans have generally low regard for our political leaders, little faith in our institutions, and even less in each other. Our politics are defined by acrimony and division. We’ve witnessed a decades-long deterioration in civic life and social solidarity. The erosion of traditional

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.

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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

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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.

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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.