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

Generation Z and the Transformation of American Adolescence Cover Image

Daniel A. Cox, Kelsey Eyre Hammond, Kyle Gray
November 9, 2023

Generation Z and the Transformation of American Adolescence: How Gen Z’s Formative Experiences Shape Its Politics, Priorities, and Future

This report explores the foundational differences between American generations through their formative adolescent experiences.

Young man sitting in a dark room before a wall featuring various conspiracy theory-related items illuminated by a computer screen

Daniel A. Cox, M. Anthony Mills, Ian R. Banks, Kelsey Eyre Hammond, Kyle Gray
September 28, 2023

America’s Crisis of Confidence: Rising Mistrust, Conspiracies, and Vaccine Hesitancy After COVID-19

America is experiencing a crosscutting crisis of expertise and scientific distrust accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic that poses significant challenges to democratic debate and public decision-making

A cartoon showing a vibrant office from the ceiling view.

Daniel A. Cox, Brent Orrell, Kyle Gray, Jessie Wall
September 14, 2023

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

The Social Workplace, Volume II examines Americans’ expectations and experiences surrounding work, the workplace, and key job-related priorities such as pay and interpersonal connections.

An empty debate stage featuring red and blue podiums below a stage light face an audience of nearly-empty seats.

Daniel A. Cox, Ruy Teixeira
June 29, 2023

The 2024 Presidential Election: Evolving Political Coalitions and Familiar Partisan Divisions

Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, the AEI Survey Center on American Life conducted a national survey of Americans that explored a wide range of political attitudes, current voting preferences, and perceptions of the political parties.