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.

Navigating Climate Change in Europe: The Choices Ahead

July 2022
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Navigating Climate Change in Europe: The Choices Ahead

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.
Exploring American Identity Part 2

Exploring American Identity Part 2

June 2022

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.

Parlons Climat

June 2022
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The societal movement in favor of environmental protection and the fight against climate change has grown in recent years. However, this growth of the movement is currently losing speed, or even decreasing. And at the same time, ecology is becoming a new subject of tension. Faced with these major challenges, we have created the Parlons Climat program, in partnership with the European Climate Foundation, and with the support of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation.

Britons and Gender Identity: Navigating Common Ground and Division

June 2022
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An in-depth analysis of the British public’s attitudes to gender identity and trans equality. Based on polling of more than 5,000 people and 20 focus groups, the report finds that the divisive debate playing out in Westminster and social media is out of sync with the public’s approach to the issue.

In the minds of abstainers: listening to those who are silent

June 2022
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“We wanted to get into the minds of abstainers: what worries them, what do they watch on television, what personalities inspire them? By probing values, culture and imagination, this study goes beyond the traditional socio-demographic approach to renew the look at abstainers” , explains Raphaël LLorca, co-author of the survey and expert associated with the Jean-Pierre Foundation. Jaures.
Exploring American Identity Part 1

Exploring American Identity Part 1

June 2022

The recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday presents a new opportunity to reflect on lessons of the past and weave more Americans’ histories into our shared identity. In May and June 2022, More in Common partnered with YouGov to field a national survey to a representative sample of 2,500 adult U.S. citizens. This survey is the first of three that will be fielded in 2022 to explore associations with American identity, figures and events in American history, connections to national holidays, aspirations for our shared future, and more.

Navigating Uncertainty

February 2022

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Navigating Uncertainty is a new six-country report exploring the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s lives, priorities and expectations. Conducted in the final weeks of 2021, it draws on surveys conducted among 12,000 respondents across France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK. The findings build on More in Common’s June 2020 report, The New Normal?, which examined dynamics in the first six months of the pandemic.
After Kabul: Veterans, America, and the End of the War in Afghanistan

After Kabul: Veterans, America, and the End of the War in Afghanistan

November 2021
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In October 2021 we surveyed over 2,500 Americans, including 537 veterans, about the end of the war in Afghanistan. After Kabul: Veterans, America, and the End of the War in Afghanistan lays out the findings from this large-scale national survey. It shows a wide gulf between veterans and the broader society, with veterans — especially those who served in Afghanistan — processing a range of intense emotions while also feeling a sense of alienation from their fellow Americans. At the same time, the data show clear opportunities to help bridge this gulf, with an emphasis on working together to resettle Afghan allies and on creating opportunities for veterans and non-veterans to get to know each other and share stories.

Democratic Repair

October 2021
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Democratic Repair

The past decade has been a time of turbulence and upheaval in British politics. ‘Democratic Repair: What Britons want from their democracy' explores public perceptions of the political system, based on polling and focus groups from across the country. It finds that while people the UK have faith in democratic principles, they are disillusioned by the failures of politics and politicians to work for them in practice.

Spheres of Convening

September 2021
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Spheres of Convening

For this publication, our German team investigated the everyday places where people with different backgrounds, values, and beliefs come together. We explored the factors that influence peoples’ receptiveness to civic outreach.