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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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

Free Speech and Inclusion: How College Students are Navigating Shifting Speech Norms

September 2023
Report Highlights

This report analyzes how college students' political ideology, race, and gender relate to their experiences with free speech and inclusion on campus.

Welcoming Afghans: In their own words

September 2023

USPUK and More in Common have conducted the first publicly available survey of Afghan refugees living in hotels, to better understand their wants and needs, and how best government and civil society can help them

Attitudes and Experiences of Republicans in America – Part One: Identity, Belonging, and Priorities

August 2023

Our national survey of 800 registered Republican voters explores what priorities Republicans want to see from their candidates and how they feel going into election season. Our survey finds, Republicans overwhelmingly want to see a focus on conservative issues such as the economy, crime and immigration while a battle against 'woke' ideologies appears significantly less appealing.

Welcoming Afghans: Lessons from Operation Warm Welcome

August 2023

Over the last two years, Britain has welcomed around 25,000 people from Afghanistan. The two year anniversary of the fall of Kabul provides a unique opportunity to reflect on what we have learnt since the Operation Pitting evacuation of Kabul.

The future, democracy, togetherness: what's on the mind of German society after a year of price crisis

August 2023
More information

It's the middle of 2023 and Germany is in crisis mode: Prices are (still) rising, the economy is depressed, and politicians are arguing, sometimes heatedly, about the right course to take. How do people in Germany view their personal situation, society and politics after a year of price crisis and inflation? We conducted research to find out.

Overcoming Distrust and Reducing Partisan Animosity - A New Method

May 2023

A new method developed by More in Common significantly reduced feelings of hostility between political party members to a level that resembles the political climate of the 1980s, when Republicans and Democrats held close-to-neutral feelings towards one another.

Welcoming Ukrainians: Stories from Liverpool

May 2023

More in Common speaks to three Ukrainians who have made their homes in Liverpool, as the city prepares to host Eurovision on behalf of their country

Operation Iraqi Freedom at 20: Americans and the Iraq War

March 2023
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Based on a survey of 2000 Americans, this report explores Americans’ attitudes towards and memories of the Iraq War (2003-2011). We produced this report as part of our Veterans and Citizens Initiative (, to observe the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Our goal is to help generate a greater understanding and connection between the veteran and military community and the broader society.