Poll Hub

The Friendship Deficit?

Episode Summary

The Poll Hub team discusses a new study from the Survey Center on American Life about the nature of friendships in the United States. The Center’s director, Daniel A. Cox, joins the team to share the study’s fascinating findings.

Episode Notes

This week’s episode of Poll Hub could quote the TLC song, “What About Your Friends?” 

The team welcomes Daniel A. Cox to the discussion. Cox is the director of the Survey Center on American Life and a senior fellow in polling and public opinion at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The topic: the Center’s recent study about American friendship. The State of American Friendship: Change, Challenges, and Loss reveals shrinking social circles among Americans and explores the reasons why Americans have fewer friends. Is friendship a “one size fits all” relationship? How do Americans form friendships? We have the details.

Then, it’s Lee’s weekly fun fact. This week, he’s talking about the Olympics. (Nicely timed, don’t you think?)

About Poll Hub    

Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, the Marist Poll. Lee Miringoff (Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of the Marist Poll), and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at the Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.