Our Publications


The More In Common initiative took shape from work undertaken since 2015 to understand why advanced democracies failed to respond more effectively to the refugee crisis and its impact on domestic politics. Since then, our focus has widened to include broader questions of identity and belonging. 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 researchers have also published papers on polarisation, social media and the psychology of political behaviour. 

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The Perception Gap: How False Impressions are Pulling Americans Apart

June 2019 | MiC Report | perceptiongap.us

This is the third report published as part of the Hidden Tribes Project — providing insights into the ways in which opposing partisan groups perceive each other. An important source of polarization in America is the false beliefs people have of their partisan opponents, particularly amongst the most politically active.

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Attitudes towards National Identity, Immigration and Refugees in Greece

May 2019 | MiC Report 

Greece has endured a decade-long economic crisis whilst large numbers of migrants and refugees have travelled across the Aegean Sea seeking refuge in Europe. Despite feeling the pressures this has placed on housing and public services, and deep frustration with the European Union and their government, a majority of Greeks still express compassion and empathy towards refugees. Read more.

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Hidden Tribes Midterms Update

November 2018 | MiC Report | hiddentribes.us

This short report presents insights about political attitudes and polarization in the United States following the 2018 midterm elections. It serves as the next phase in the Hidden Tribes initiative and provides new insights into how each of the seven tribes felt about the midterm elections in November 2018.

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Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape

October 2018 | MiC Report | hiddentribes.us

The Hidden Tribes of America is a year-long project to better understand the forces that drive political polarization and tribalism in the United States today, and to galvanize efforts to address them. The Hidden Tribes of America study forms the initial phase of the project. Read more

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Attitudes towards National Identity, Immigration and Refugees in Italy

July 2018 | MiC Report 

A populist coalition now rules Italy, with the far-right Lega party increasingly dominant. But while many Italians are sceptical of globalisation and angry at elites, they also remain warm towards refugees, and believe that welcoming the stranger is part of being Italian. And there is a deep fault line between the values and beliefs of Lega supporters and those of the Five Star Movement. Read more.


Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Migrants Among French Catholics

June 2018 | MiC Report | Principal Author: François-Xavier Demoures | Report in French, Summary in English

French Catholics make up 53% of the total French population. Their attitudes on refugees and immigration contrast in several important ways with that of the French population overall. Read more.

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The Psychology of Authoritarian Populism: A Bird's Eye View

June 2018 | Research Paper | Principal Author: Dr. Daniel Yudkin | English only

The paper provides a bird’s-eye view of the most important contributions on authoritarian populism and othering. How can different areas of academic specialisation help us understand the appeal of authoritarian populism? Read more.

Attitudes Towards National Identity, Immigration, and Refugees in Germany

July 2017 | MiC Report | Available in English and German

Germans remain among the most supportive populations of immigration in Europe. Yet, many Germans hold mixed views about the integration of refugees into German society, especially concerning those from Muslim backgrounds. How will German society appeal to its historical sense of responsibility towards people seeking protection from conflict? Read more.

Attitudes Towards Refugees, Immigrants, and Identity in France

July 2017 | MiC Report | Available in English and French

Beyond refugee and immigration policies, there exists a wider French anxiety about the notion of ‘otherness,’ partially resulting from a widely shared perception that France has not integrated immigrants successfully. Can France convince people to accept further new arrivals? Read more.