Dr. Cox specializes in survey research, youth politics, and religion.
He has coauthored several academic book chapters and journal articles on topics relating to religious polarization, anti-Muslim attitudes in the U.S., religious tolerance of atheists, and the origins of free-market ideology among evangelical Protestants. He regularly writes for major news outlets like FiveThirtyEight, Yahoo! News, and U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Cox holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American Government from Georgetown University, as well as a B.A. in Political Science from Union College. Prior to joining PRRI, he served as Research Associate at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, where he worked as part of the core research team. He is an active member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the American Political Science Association (APSA).