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.

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

Daniel A. Cox, Nat Malkus
September 22, 2021

Controversy and Consensus: Perspectives on Race, Religion, and COVID-19 in Public Schools

The August 2021 American Perspectives Survey reveals surprising consensus and controversy on American attitudes towards COVID-19, race, and religion in public schools.

A help wanted sign is posted at a taco stand in Solana Beach, California, U.S., July 17, 2017.

Brent Orrell, Daniel A. Cox
July 15, 2021

The great American jobs reshuffle

The June 2021 American Perspectives Survey (APS) finds that people’s work arrangements and preferences, unemployment experiences, and career aspirations are changing as workers navigate the new post-pandemic labor market.

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.