Older Americans support getting vaccinated regardless of their politics or the perceived threat of COVID-19

January 8, 2021 Daniel A. Cox, Samantha Goldstein

As the US ramps up vaccinations, political identity is important in predicting the behavior of younger Americans.

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Holiday spending in 2020

December 17, 2020 Karlyn Bowman, Jacqueline Clemence

The holidays look different this year. In addition to traveling less, having smaller gatherings, and gathering virtually, Americans are also altering their spending habits.

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A turning point? Americans grapple with COVID-19 amid enduring partisan and racial divisions

December 9, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Karlyn Bowman

The November 2020 APS explores how Americans are grappling with COVID-19 amid soaring numbers of infections, finding that more Americans say they would get a free, FDA-approved vaccine, but large partisan divisions persist. It also challenges the “shy Trump voter” hypothesis, offering possible explanations for Trump’s increased support among non-white voters.   

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What happens to parents when community spaces close?

August 12, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Samuel J. Abrams

If it takes a village to raise a child, what happens to parents when the village goes into lockdown?

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The parents are not all right: The experiences of parenting during a pandemic

July 9, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Samuel J. Abrams

Parenting during a pandemic has placed a huge burden on those with children at home. As parent’s think about sending their children back to school during the coronavirus pandemic, mothers are especially anxious about the idea. Mothers have experienced a decline in mental health, especially single mothers.

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Many white Americans are ready to reopen the economy. Black Americans aren’t.

June 16, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux

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.

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Hardship, anxiety, and optimism: Racial and partisan disparities in Americans’ response to COVID-19

June 16, 2020 Daniel A. Cox

In the COVID-19 and American Life Survey, most Americans do not think life will return to normal until 2021. Financial hardships have hit many households, but minorities have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Religious Americans agree on limiting in-person services, split on returning to worship as usual

May 22, 2020 Daniel A. Cox, Robert Griffin

Majorities of Americans remain concerned about COVID-19, and it’s unclear what in-person religious services will look like.

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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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Survey Reports

Daniel A. Cox
February 11, 2021

After the ballots are counted: Conspiracies, political violence, and American exceptionalism

The January 2021 American Perspectives Survey looks at post-election sentiments, beliefs in conspiracies, attitudes toward political violence, political segregation, and general feelings toward the United States.

Daniel A. Cox
December 15, 2020

Religious diversity and change in American social networks: How our social connections shape religious beliefs and behavior

New analysis explores the degree to which Americans’ religious networks are composed largely of those with similar beliefs and affiliations or those that are more diverse. It also explores how religious diversity among our close personal relationships serves to structure religious behavior and belief.

Daniel A. Cox, Karlyn Bowman
December 9, 2020

A turning point? Americans grapple with COVID-19 amid enduring partisan and racial divisions

The November 2020 APS explores how Americans are grappling with COVID-19 amid soaring numbers of infections, finding that more Americans say they would get a free, FDA-approved vaccine, but large partisan divisions persist. It also challenges the “shy Trump voter” hypothesis, offering possible explanations for Trump’s increased support among non-white voters.   

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.