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.

Afghan Adjustment Act

September 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Navigating Climate Change in Europe: The Choices Ahead

July 2022
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Drawing on polling from 26,000 people and over 50 focus groups across France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK in 2021 and 2022, "Navigating Climate Change in Europe: The Choices Ahead" explores how to best build on the wide public consensus for climate action to advance much-needed climate solutions.

Übers Klima reden

June 2022
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How can we shape a constructive climate debate in Germany that engages (new) audiences across dividing lines? Climate Outreach, klimafakten.de and More in Common have joint forces to help societal actors reach population segments so far underrepresented or misunderstood in the climate conversation. Building on extensive research and conversations with relevant actors, we share our practice-oriented insights in this report and corresponding webinars.
Exploring American Identity Part 2

Exploring American Identity Part 2

June 2022
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Drawing from our survey conducted among 2500 Americans in May-June 2022, this report explores key narratives that Americans identify both in their own family history and in the shared American history. Some are broadly shared across the population, while others are experienced more strongly by particular groups. Although the Fourth of July evokes stories of national history, we find that personal stories of family history are a more powerful way to break through ‘us versus them’ narratives.