Our media bubbles reflect a larger problem of political segregation

October 27, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

A new study from the Survey Center on American Life finds that Republican trust in conservative media outlets is closely tied to the political composition of their friendship network, and not solely due to partisan affinities.

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What’s going on with Republican women?

October 26, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Brent Orrell

It is easy to discount QAnon—but the reality is it is quickly emerging from the shadows into a full-blown political movement that periodically receives the passive, and at times, active support of the president of the United States.

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Biden’s ‘seize the center’ campaign strategy may just deliver him the White House

October 25, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

If Biden is able to capitalize on the current set of circumstances presented by an unpopular incumbent, he may show the efficacy of persuasion-based tactics simply by demonstrating that there are more persuadable voters than many of us think.

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Conspiracy theories, misinformation, COVID-19, and the 2020 election

October 13, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, John Halpin

The September 2020 American Perspectives Survey tested various existing conspiracy theories about politics and misconceptions about public health to ascertain overall support for these ideas and examine whether demographic or partisan backgrounds are associated with greater propensity to accept or reject certain theories.

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The urban-rural divide over the coronavirus outbreak

April 16, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Jacqueline Clemence

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

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Fear, frustration, and faith: Americans respond to the coronavirus outbreak

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

The March 2020 American Perspectives Survey found that young people were most likely to say they have hoarded supplies and a large partisan divide in opinions on how the federal government and Donald Trump have handled coronavirus.

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Millennials and baby boomers are not at odds over coronavirus

March 20, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

When it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, younger and older Americans are not responding so differently.

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Hating Donald Trump won’t be enough for Democrats to win

March 3, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

If Democrats plan to coast by on public antipathy alone, they could be in for a rude awakening.

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Younger Christians care less about their partner’s religious beliefs

February 13, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

Younger Christians are much more comfortable than older Christians with the idea of dating someone who does not share their views about God.

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Dating across the aisle is difficult in the age of Trump

February 10, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

It’s not surprising that Trump has intruded into our dating lives. Through social media, news coverage, and a barrage of controversial comments, Trump is a feature of American public life.

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Survey Reports

Daniel A. Cox, Karlyn Bowman, Jacqueline Clemence
November 18, 2020

Hopes and challenges for community and civic life: Perspectives from the nation and Indiana

The coronavirus outbreak has created tensions between urban Americans hit harder by the virus and small towns and rural communities. Despite these disparities, recently released surveys find that before coronavirus, Americans express many of the same ideas and priorities regarding their communities, revealing we may not be as divided as one might think.

Daniel A. Cox, John Halpin
October 13, 2020

Conspiracy theories, misinformation, COVID-19, and the 2020 election

The September 2020 American Perspectives Survey tested various existing conspiracy theories about politics and misconceptions about public health to ascertain overall support for these ideas and examine whether demographic or partisan backgrounds are associated with greater propensity to accept or reject certain theories.

Daniel A. Cox, Ryan Streeter, Samuel J. Abrams, Jacqueline Clemence
September 30, 2020

Socially distant: How our divided social networks explain our politics

The American National Social Network Survey is designed to help us understand how the nature of personal networks and relationships conditions personal behavior and influences decisions.

Daniel A. Cox
July 15, 2020

STEM perspectives: Attitudes, opportunities, and barriers in America’s STEM workforce

In a survey of STEM graduates, our scholars explore opinions of the STEM field, career satisfaction, and why some STEM degree holders have exited the field.