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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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 (thevci.org), 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.

Poland after winter

March 2023

We analyze how Polish society coped with the challenges of last winter: rising energy prices and problems with the supply of certain raw materials, and we ask about the future of the energy industry in Poland.

Information: fifty shades of mistrust

February 2023

The French face disinformation. Destin Commun analyzes the relationship of the French to information and the media to better understand their relationship to disinformation. The study reveals that 7 out of 10 French people today say they are worried about disinformation. Far from placing the French in two opposing camps, between rational and conspiratorial, the analysis draws a continuum of distrust towards information, which concerns the majority of French people.

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.

How and why can people be reached in very different ways for participation formats?

January 2023
Overview

Based on our research data from 2019 to 2022, the impulse paper develops three theses on how and why people can be reached for participation in very different ways. These considerations are central in order to be able to win over not only the usual suspects, but also people from different values and lifestyles for a joint say through the selection of the right participation intensities, formats, approaches and locations.

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.