Biden’s ‘Seize the Center’ Campaign Strategy May Just Deliver Him the White House

Business Insider

Daniel A. Cox October 25, 2020

If Biden is able to capitalize on the current set of circumstances presented by an unpopular incumbent, he may show the efficacy of persuasion-based tactics simply by demonstrating that there are more persuadable voters than many of us think.

More and More Americans aren’t Religious. Why are Democrats Ignoring These Voters?

FiveThirtyEight

Daniel A. Cox, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux September 17, 2020

Often lost in this, though, is the fact that Democrats are mostly ignoring a massive group of voters who are becoming an increasingly crucial part of their base: people who don’t have any religion at all.

What Happens to Parents When Community Spaces Close?

RealClearPolicy

Daniel A. Cox, Samuel J. Abrams August 12, 2020

If it takes a village to raise a child, what happens to parents when the village goes into lockdown?

Trump’s in Danger of Losing Some of His Most Faithful Voters

Business Insider

Daniel A. Cox June 27, 2020

It seems clear that Trump’s response to the COVID-19 crisis has hurt him politically. The AEI survey finds that the public has become increasingly critical of Trump’s response to the pandemic, even among his most loyal supporters.

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.

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?

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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.