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Deal-Breakers and Dating Apps: Trends Redefining Romance and Relationships in America

American social and dating life has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past few years. Join AEI’s Daniel Cox as he presents findings from a nationally representative survey and moderates a panel discussion that includes the Washington Post’s Christine Emba, Pew Research Center’s Juliana Horowitz, and Ipsos’s Mallory Newall.

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Reorganized Religion with Bob Smietana

America’s rapidly changing religious landscape has spurred many questions about the cause of its decline and predictions about what the future holds. In his new book, Reorganized Religion: The Reshaping of the American Church and Why It Matters (Worthy Publishing, 2022), Religion News Service’s Bob Smietana follows the decline of mainstream Christian denominations, the rise of “disorganized disbelievers,” and how politics shapes religious communities and what this means for the the future of our civil society.

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The Politics of Immigrants

While immigration has played a central role in American political life in recent years, less attention has been paid to the politics of immigrants themselves. How do different groups of immigrants vary in their political beliefs and attitudes? What role will immigrant communities play in this year’s midterm elections?

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Is America entering a new secular age?

This event occured on May 27th, 2021 at 1:00pm EST

Rapid growth of secular identities and beliefs in America is transforming the religious and political landscape. Join us to explore what this means for the future of American religion and politics.

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The politics of Islamophobia

This event occurred on April 5th, 2021 at 10:00am EST

Anti-Muslim attitudes and policies have had a prominent role in American politics in recent years. Nazita Lajevardi’s book “Outsiders at Home: The Politics of American Islamophobia” assesses Islamophobia manifestation and its consequences for Muslim Americans. Join us for a discussion on the policy and public opinion implications.

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Donald Trump and the future of the GOP

This even occurred Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 12:00PM

Just how strong is Donald Trump’s brand, and what does it mean for the Republican Party going forward? A new online survey of 1,000 people who said they voted for Trump in the 2020 election provides some answers.

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Socially distant: How our divided social networks explain our politics

This even occurred Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 10:30AM

In the midst of a heated presidential election, health pandemic, and social unrest, it is important to understand how those around us shape our thinking and influence our behavior.

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Recent Commentary

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Daniel A. Cox
February 9, 2024

Gen Z’s Romance Gap: Why Nearly Half of Young Men Aren’t Dating

Until very recently, American culture has operated on the flawed notion that teenage dating and sex required little encouragement. Teenage romance was once seen as a natural part of American adolescence. This, it turns out, is completely wrong. Teenage dating is not inevitable and it’s a rapidly disappearing part of the American teenage experience. These

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Daniel A. Cox
January 23, 2024

The War within Gen Z

Young men and women no longer agree on anything. What happened?

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Daniel A. Cox
November 21, 2023

Smells Like Teen Solitude

Smartphone and parenting trends have pushed off major life milestones.

Daniel A. Cox
November 15, 2023

Are The Kids Alright?

What on earth is happening with young voters? A New York Times/Siena College poll of six battleground states found Joe Biden with a one-point lead over former president Trump among 18 to 29 year old registered voters, representing a 25-point swing from the 2020 election. There’s no doubt that Biden is less popular today than when he first