My Favorite Findings From 2022

Daniel A. Cox December 29, 2022

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What our top charts and figures say about the country’s future

We’re days away from 2023, but before closing the book on 2022 I want to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve learned this year. Selecting just five charts to highlight a full year’s worth of work is extraordinarily difficult and inherently subjective. The following charts are not necessarily ones that attracted an inordinate amount of attention, were uniquely provocative, or are even all that surprising. In reviewing the 100+ charts and figures we produced in 2022, I was guided more by what these findings say about the country’s future. So, without further ado, here are my favorite findings from 2022. 

#1 Abortion Supercharged Young Female Voters in 2022 

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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?