Many white Americans are ready to reopen the economy. Black Americans aren’t.

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux June 16, 2020

Not all Americans are anxious for businesses to reopen. In fact, there is a fairly stark divide among white, black and Hispanic Americans on the subject.

Does Biden have a problem with African American voters?

The Washington Post

Daniel A. Cox, Robert Griffin May 28, 2020

Data suggests Biden may be underperforming with black voters when compared with recent Democratic presidential candidates. If that is happening, it may be because younger black Americans don’t support him as strongly as their elders.

Religious Americans agree on limiting in-person services, split on returning to worship as usual

Voter Study Group

Daniel A. Cox, Robert Griffin May 22, 2020

Majorities of Americans remain concerned about COVID-19, and it’s unclear what in-person religious services will look like.

Millennials are leaving religion and not coming back

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux December 12, 2019

Millennials are more likely to say they they have no religion as they are to identify as Christian, as evidence mounts that today’s younger generations may be leaving religion for good.

Joe Biden has a serious college-voter problem

Business Insider

Daniel A. Cox October 8, 2019

The former vice president has faced challenges shoring up support among a key Democratic constituency: college students.

The Christian right is helping drive liberals away from religion

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux September 18, 2019

Liberals have been leaving organized religion in high numbers over the past few decades. Blaming the Democrats doesn’t capture the profound role that conservative Christian activists have played in transforming the country’s religious landscape.

Could Trump drive young white Evangelicals away from the GOP?

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox August 20, 2019

Trump has found young white Evangelicals harder to win over. For many older white Evangelicals, Trump’s vigorous public defense of conservative Christians remains the most compelling reason to support his reelection.

The 2020 presidential election could come down to college students and that could be trouble for Trump

Daniel A. Cox August 4, 2019

Trump is not terribly popular on college campuses. What matters is how students feel about the political environment and their potential to affect it.

Having a library or cafe down the block could change your life

The Atlantic

Daniel A. Cox, Ryan Streeter May 20, 2019

Living near community-oriented public and commercial spaces brings a host of social benefits. People living in amenity-rich communities are much less likely to feel isolated from others.

Fewer Americans Think LGBT People Face Discrimination

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox March 21, 2019

Perception of discrimination against LGBT people have plummeted in the last few years. Still, the drop has not coincided with a broader shift in the public’s thinking about discrimination in society overall.

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.