For Gen Z, Religious Pluralism Will Require Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide
The Aspen Institute
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.
We Live in a Nation of Strangers. That Needs to Change
March 13, 2022
Diversity is not the source of our current problems; our troubling incuriosity about our neighbors is driving disconnection.
Why Are White Liberals So Pessimistic About Politics?
February 23, 2022
No one seems happy about politics these days – but White Liberals are uniquely pessimistic.
Why The Republican Party Isn’t Concerned With Popularity
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?
Why Crime Likely Won’t Be An Issue In The 2022 Midterms
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
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
Can Married Men and Women be Friends? Marriage, Friendship, and Loneliness
Institute for Family Studies
July 20, 2021
The time we invest on our relationships, whether it is with a partner, spouse, or a friend, is likely the most important thing we can do to ensure a long, healthy, and fulfilling life.
American Men Suffer a Friendship Recession
July 6, 2021
After a prolonged period of social isolation, Americans are dusting off their social calendars. But as Americans try to rebuild and reconnect, a new survey conducted by the Survey Center on American Life finds that the social landscape is far less favorable than it once was.
Peer Pressure, Not Politics, May Matter Most When it Comes to Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
June 29, 2021
Americans experience widely different levels of social pressure to get the COVID-19 vaccine. And for better or worse, our friends exercise considerable influence over the information we have and the decisions we make.
Suburbs Are Not Less Social Than Cities
June 8, 2021
Many believe there are meaningful differences in sociability based on where Americans reside. New data from AEI’s Survey Center on American Life counters this narrative and finds little difference in the social lives of urbanites, suburbanites, and their rural counterparts.