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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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.

Operation Iraqi Freedom at 20: Americans and the Iraq War

March 2023
Toplines + Timeline

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.

Welcoming Ukrainians: The Hosts' Perspective

March 2023

A new report by More in Common, drawing on an original survey of 1200+ Homes for Ukraine hosts, finds that one year on from its launch, the scheme has been a broad success.

Defusing the History Wars: A Black History Month Report

February 2023

A follow-up to our Defusing the History Wars project, this report explores polarization in the national conversation over American history in the context of Black History Month.

SOTU 2023: Speaking to the Exhausted Majority

January 2023

More in Common conducted a national survey the week following the November 2022 midterm elections. To better connect with the Exhausted Majority the data indicates that both the President's speech and the GOP response should focus on articulating a positive vision for the country while acknowledging the anxieties and frustrations most feel towards our country's politics. ​

Where are the police? Britons’ attitudes to crime, anti-social behaviour and the police

January 2023

New report outlining Britons' attitudes on crime, policing, and anti-social behaviour: highlighting their lack of trust in the police, and what needs to be done to rebuild public support

Americans' Views on MLK Day

January 2023

A survey of more than 1,000 Americans exploring their views on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the importance of celebrating MLK Day and thoughts on improvements in racial equality.

Ohio 2022 Midterms Survey

December 2022

A survey of more than 1,000 adult Ohioans on their views of the recent midterm elections in their state and their attitudes towards the political climate.

Defusing The History Wars

December 2022
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

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.