More in Common took shape from work undertaken since 2016 to understand why so many societies were dividing around debates about their identity and belonging, and why people were being increasingly persuaded to see debates about immigration, refugees and diversity through the lens of ‘us-versus-them’. Since then, we have broadened our research agenda and incorporated several layers of social psychology research to provide a deeper analysis of the different factors contributing to polarization and social fracturing.

More in Common’s published studies of public attitudes in several European countries and the United States are already regarded as among the most insightful and actionable analyses of public opinion. Our team also published papers on polarization, social media and the psychology of political behavior.

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Where the public stands on social media and smartphones in the United States and Europe (May 2024)

May 2024
Social Media 24

In May 2024, More in Common conducted a series of comprehensive surveys to better understand the impact of smartphones and social media on the lives of people in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Europe Votes

March 2024

On June 6-9 2024, more than 400 million citizens of the European Union will be called upon to vote in the European parliament elections. While these elections are not capturing the public’s imagination, they are nonetheless decisive. With key issues such as Ukraine, climate, migration and democracy on the ballot, the results will be vitally important to the future of Europe.

The Story of Civics among American Adults

March 2024

As part of National Civics Learning Week, More in Common released findings from an online focus-group type activity with over 100 American adults. The findings indicate that while most American adults consider themselves reasonably well-informed about civics, they primarily engage in civics learning through solitary activities such as reading the news. It is far less common for Americans to talk about civics in group settings or to participate in civic learning activities in their communities.

Rumbo a las elecciones europeas 2024

February 2024

Esta presentación contiene las principales conclusiones del estudio realizado en España por More in Common en febrero de 2024 como parte del trabajo realizado en varios países para las elecciones europeas. Para más información contacte con

Changing Attitudes on Antisemitism in America, Before and After 10/7

December 2023

A new study from More in Common found a steep increase in concern about antisemitism after the terrorist attacks of October 7. It also showed widespread concern about antisemitism, with close to 8 in 10 Americans across the political spectrum seeing antisemitism as a problem.

Searching for a New Paradigm: Collective Settings

December 2023

Our new report in partnership with the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Searching for a New Paradigm: Collective Settings, makes the case for reinvigorating civic infrastructure as a complement to existing institutional reform and bridge-building efforts.

More than Choosing Sides

December 2023

How Britons are navigating the Israel-Palestine conflict

Shifting gears on levelling up

November 2023

Putting the public and communities in the driving seat

Social Connection Across Difference in the US

November 2023
Two Pager Overview

To help identify actionable solutions to the national social connection crisis, More in Common wants to know: Who is interested in connecting across lines of difference in the US and why?This pilot survey of 1,000 US adults is the first of several we will conduct in the coming months at the national and regional levels to further explore this question.

Attitudes and Experiences of Republicans in America – Part Two: Identity and Gender

November 2023

Our national survey of 800 registered Republican voters highlights the nuances in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of Republicans by their self-reported ideology (moderate, conservative, and very conservative) and gender