Societies are fracturing as the forces of division grow stronger, driving people apart.
We are losing trust in each other and in the future. Feelings of frustration, powerlessness and a loss of belonging are making us vulnerable to ‘us versus them’ stories, which turn us against each other. Social media is magnifying the loudest and most extreme voices.
A generation ago, experts claimed the forces of democracy, freedom and progress were unstoppable. Instead we are entering the 2020s with many of the most established democracies feeling weakened, unstable and under increasing threat.
Our organization’s name reflects our vision: to build more united, inclusive and resilient societies in which people believe that what they have in common is stronger than what divides them.
More in Common’s mission is to understand the forces driving us apart, to find common ground and help to bring people together to tackle our shared challenges.
We draw from groundbreaking research to test and find solutions, working with partners that have the capacity to make a real difference at scale. And we help build the larger field of efforts to strengthen democratic societies against the threats of polarization and division.How We Make A Difference
A new 7-country report drawing from a survey of 14,000 people on the impacts of COVID-19 on trust, social cohesion, democracy and expectations for an uncertain future in France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Collaborations that make a difference. From understanding what can bring America back together to the creation of an annual community street party.See what we can do