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Events
Deal-Breakers and Dating Apps: Trends Redefining Romance and Relationships in America
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.
Reorganized Religion with Bob Smietana
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.
The Politics of Immigrants
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?
Is America entering a new secular age?
Is America entering a new secular age?
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.
The politics of Islamophobia
The politics of Islamophobia
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.

Appearances

Belief systems: Evangelicals and conspiracy theories | IN 60 SECONDS

Although conspiracy theories have been around for decades, Donald Trump’s presidency saw an overwhelming rise in this phenomenon, particularly among his White Evangelical Protestant supporters. But how did this denomination become such a hotbed for misinformation? AEI’s Daniel A. Cox explains.

Press Play with Madeline Brand: 4 in 10 Republicans support the use of violence if leaders can’t ‘protect America,’ says survey

Based on an online poll of about 2000 Americans, nearly 100% of Democrats surveyed say Biden is the legitimate winner of the 2020 election, but nearly 70% of Republicans surveyed felt otherwise. 

Dating in the Trump era: How politics is changing romance | IN 60 SECONDS

Partisan politics of the Trump era have become a part of daily life, often serving as a point of contention in basic social interactions — and new survey results show that it’s affecting our dating lives as well. AEI’s Jacqueline Clemence explains.

Millennials are leaving religion and not coming back | IN 60 SECONDS

Millennials have earned a reputation for reshaping industries and institutions, but they’ve had a dramatic impact on American religious life. Though once a staple of American family life, regular religious participation is far less common among this generation and many have left religion for good. AEI’s Daniel A. Cox examines this massive societal shift.

Young, white evangelicals vs. Donald Trump | In 60 Seconds

Evangelical Christians make up a critical part of President Trump’s base, but could that change with the younger generation? AEI’s Daniel A. Cox looks at recent data to assess the generational divide.

Has the LGBT rights movement become a victim of its own success? | In 60 Seconds

While most Americans believe that the lives of gay Americans are improving, AEI’s Daniel Cox finds that the data state otherwise.

Trump: What do white evangelicals think? | Viewpoint

AEI’s Daniel A. Cox sits down with Joanna Piacenza, features editor at Morning Consult, to discuss the politics of white evangelical Protestants and how President Trump measures up.

Belief in God: Declining faith in modern America | In 60 Seconds

A belief in God is among the most common religious beliefs held by Americans. However, perspectives on God are incredibly varied, and research shows that disbelief in God’s existence is far more prevalent in this country than typically thought, particularly among younger generations.

Mormon exceptionalism | In 60 Seconds

In an era marked by religious decline, Mormons have held their own particularly well. AEI’s Daniel A. Cox breaks down the factors that have kept the Mormon population alive and well for so long.

Recent Commentary

Young man laying down scrolling on his cell phone

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

Young man and woman walking away from one another

Daniel A. Cox
January 23, 2024

The War within Gen Z

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

Teenage boy texting

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