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 writes regularly for major news outlets such as FiveThirtyEight, Yahoo! News, and U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Cox holds a PhD in American Government from Georgetown University and a BA 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).