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.

Most churches are losing members fast — but not the Mormons. Here’s why.

Daniel A. Cox March 6, 2019

One-quarter of Americans are religiously unaffiliated today, and Christian denominations are contending with massive drops. The success of the Mormon Church may have to do with their unrelenting focus on the family.

Trump’s stumbles with a huge, traditionally-Republican religious group could cause him major problems in 2020

Business Insider

Daniel A. Cox January 26, 2019

Only 58 percent of Mormon voters said they would back Trump over Democratic candidate Joe Biden, the current leading contender for the nomination.

Survey Reports

3 friends having coffee time on a terrace

Daniel A. Cox
June 8, 2021

The state of American friendship: Change, challenges, and loss

The May 2021 American Perspectives Survey finds that Americans report having fewer close friendships than they once did, talking to their friends less often, and relying less on their friends for personal support.

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.