Commentary

Many White Americans Are Ready to Reopen the Economy. Black Americans Aren’t.

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. Continue Reading →

Survey report

Hardship, Anxiety, and Optimism: Racial and Partisan Disparities in Americans’ Response to COVID-19

Daniel A. Cox June 16, 2020

The COVID-19 and American Life Survey finds that most Americans do not think life will return to normal until 2021. Financial hardships have hit many households, disproportionately affecting minorities. Continue Reading →

Commentary

Does Biden Have a Problem With African American Voters?

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. Continue Reading →

Commentary

Religious Americans Agree on Limiting In-Person Services, Split on Returning to Worship as Usual

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. Continue Reading →

More Americans see Trump as conservative

scalstage May 8, 2020

Donald Trump has defied expectations throughout his short political career. Heading into the 2020 presidential election, most polls suggest that Trump is a slight underdog, but he still retains the ability to command attention and drive the media narrative today. Incumbency offers powerful advantages, particularly when traditional campaigning may be limited. However, one of Trump’s chief assets Continue Reading →

Blog

More Americans see Trump as Conservative

Daniel A. Cox May 8, 2020

No one should underestimate Trump’s chances this year — in fact, before the coronavirus outbreak most Americans said he was likely to be reelected. Continue Reading →

How abortion, guns and church closings made coronavirus a culture war

Jeremy W. Peters April 20, 2020

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Blog

The Urban-Rural Divide Over the Coronavirus Outbreak

Daniel A. Cox, Jacqueline Clemence April 16, 2020

Despite clear partisan gaps in views about the coronavirus outbreak, where Americans live is shaping how they respond to it. Continue Reading →

More prayer, fewer donations: How the coronavirus is changing people’s religious habits

Kelsey Dallas April 4, 2020

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Survey report

Fear, Frustration, and Faith: Americans Respond to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Daniel A. Cox, Jacqueline Clemence, Karlyn Bowman April 2, 2020

The March 2020 American Perspectives Survey finds that young people are most likely to have hoarded supplies and reveals a large partisan divide in opinions on how the federal government and Donald Trump handled coronavirus. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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 Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →