Publications

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.

Defusing The History Wars

December 2022
MiC Report
Defusing The History Wars

Our recent survey found that people have more in common than they think when it comes to their opinions on U.S. history. However, they incorrectly think members of the opposing party have views much different than they do - this is called a perception gap and it creates imagined enemies of their fellow Americans.

2022 Veterans Day Report

November 2022
MiC Report

Based on polling from over 2500 US adult citizens, including 500 veterans, this report explores Americans' views towards veterans and veterans' issues. The survey findings suggest that veterans could play a unique role in disrupting the cycle of polarization and division in the U.S.

Politics and Parties

October 2022
MiC Report

An online survey of 2,000 adult US citizens in partnership with LX News, a national NBC broadcast & streaming network focused on Americans’ attitudes towards the 2022 midterm elections and on their feelings about how to best influence politics.

Afghan Adjustment Act

September 2022
MiC Report

In August 2022, a group of bipartisan legislators introduced the Afghan Adjustment Act (S. 4787/H.R. 8685) in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, which will allow certain US-affiliated and at-risk Afghans to apply to live in the United States permanently. Based on our survey conducted among 1,500 Americans, this report explores the public’s familiarity and attitudes towards the Afghan Adjustment Act.

Remembering the Post-September 11 America

September 2022
MiC Report
Press Release

Based on our recent survey conducted among 1,000 Americans, 200 Muslim Americans, and 200 New York City residents, this report explores Americans’ memories of the country immediately after the September 11 attacks in 2001. What do Americans think defined this era, and what does “Never Forget” mean to Americans?

Navigating the Cost of Living Crisis

August 2022
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Navigating the Cost of Living Crisis

Drawing on polling from 7,000 people across France, Germany, Poland, and the UK, "Navigating the Cost of Living Crisis" explores how these societies are navigating the crisis and dealing with inflation and rising prices.

Americans’ Memories of the Civil Rights Movement

August 2022
MiC Report
Press Release

Our recent survey found deep appreciation among Americans for the civil rights movement and broad support for teaching about the movement and its legacy, despite polarized debates about race and the teaching of American history in today’s public discourse.

Americans’ Memories of the Afghanistan War

August 2022
MiC Report
Press Release

Based on our survey conducted among 1000 Americans and several online focus groups, this report explores Americans’ perceptions and memories of the war in Afghanistan. We find that the public shares high levels of negativity towards the war, and that an alarming narrative of “another Vietnam” is taking hold with many Americans.

Britons and Refugees The last six months

July 2022
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Our research shows that when it comes to immigration simply proposing ever more punitive measures won’t hold the Tory coalition together. While the Rwanda plan might resonate with some parts of the Tory base it is toxic to others. Instead, a policy that could reach across both blue and red walls needs to balance tough action against people smugglers and detering small boats with compassion and humane treatment for those fleeing persecution.

Navigieren im Ungewissen: Impulse zur Zukunft unserer Gesellschaft

July 2022
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Amidst multiple crises, German society is in need of togetherness, orientation and confidence. Drawing on polling from over 4,000 adults and several focus groups, we examine in this four-paper series how people experience challenges such as Covid and war in Europe, what aspirations they have for tomorrow – and how political and social actors can help shape a future that inspires them with hope.