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.

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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
Overview

How Britons are navigating the Israel-Palestine conflict

Shifting gears on levelling up

November 2023
Overview

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

A tired community

October 2023

The "Tired Community" report offers a fresh look at Polish society that escapes established binary divisions. Instead, we present seven segments. The report paints a picture of a society tired of political conflict, but also one that, despite its differences, still has a lot in common.

The Respect Agenda

September 2023
Overview

New research from More in Common and the UCL Policy Lab finds that the public are crying out for more respect from their political leaders and many of our key national institutions.

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.

Britons and Mental Health: Time to Act

September 2023
Overview

New report exploring the British public's starting points on mental health and their expectations for improving mental health support