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Robert Griffin

Research Director

Democracy Fund Voter Study Group

Robert Griffin is the Research Director, and a participating author, for the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group. He is the co-author and lead data analyst for the “States of Change” project — a collaboration between the Center for American Progress, demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution, and the Bipartisan Policy Center. He also serves on the editorial committee of PS: Political Science and Politics, the journal of record for the American Political Science Association.

Before joining the Voter Study Group, Robert was the Associate Director of Research at the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), focusing on demographic change and American political behavior. He also served as a Director of Quantitative Analysis at the Center for American Progress. Robert has taught courses on research methodology, statistics, public opinion, and political advocacy for The George Washington University, Pennsylvania State University, and Loyola University Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in political science and research methodology from The George Washington University.

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