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.

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

Red leather-bound Qur'an on a wooden table with prayer beads and a light blue surgical mask draped over top.

Lindsey Witt-Swanson, Jennifer Benz, Daniel A. Cox
January 5, 2023

Faith After the Pandemic: How COVID-19 Changed American Religion

The Survey Center on American Life at AEI teamed up with researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago to measure religious affiliation and attendance both before the pandemic (2018 to March 2020) and again in spring 2022, revealing who remained at the pews, who returned to the pews, and who left.

Brent Orrell, Daniel A. Cox, Jessie Wall
October 25, 2022

The Social Workplace: Social Capital, Human Dignity, and Work in America

Why is work, more often than not, the center of life for Americans? Explore the social dimension of work and the role it plays in building human connections and strengthening social capital.

Karlyn Bowman, Daniel A. Cox
October 4, 2022

Gender, Generation and Abortion: Shifting Politics and Perspectives After Roe

Three months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the issue of abortion continues to garner widespread public attention.

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?