Associate Director of Research
Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI)
Robert Griffin is the Associate Director of Research at the Public Religion Research Institute, focusing on demographic change and American political behavior. He is the co-author and lead data analyst for the “States of Change” project — a collaboration between PRRI, the Center for American Progress, demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Bipartisan Policy Center — which has projected demographic changes from 1980 to 2060 in all 50 states, detailed the potential political impacts of those changes, and documented past and future representation issues in the American electorate.
Before joining PRRI, he served as a Director of Quantitative Analysis at the Center for American Progress. He 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 undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and his Ph.D. in political science and research methodology from The George Washington University.
Reports From This Author
In this new report, Robert Griffin and John Sides dispute claims that Americans experiencing economic hardship are President Trump’s base by using a detailed set of questions that measure “economic distress” rather than general views about the economy.
Robert Griffin and Joe Goldman examine Americans' reactions toward special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation.
Robert Griffin’s report explores the recent increase in partisan switching and constructs a portrait of voters who changed their party affiliation in the 2016 presidential election.
Robert Griffin's insights spotlight voter attitudes toward the new administration, the direction of the country, and other topics from Trump's first six months in office.
Robert Griffin and Ruy Teixeira's report on the beliefs and attitudes that characterized Donald Trump’s supporters in 2016.