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Scott Keeter Discusses Public Opinion Polling at Rappahannock Indivisible WTP

Attendees at the Wednesday, June 20th meeting of Rappahannock Indivisible will learn about public opinion polling, methods used to poll the public on specific issues, the impact of polling, and some results of recent polls on specific issues such as guns, the environment, and the political divide existing in America today. There will also be information provided about the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan organization that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. The Center conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. It does not take policy positions. 

The speaker for this event will be Scott Keeter, senior survey advisor for the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, where he was director of survey research from 2005 until 2016. Scott is a past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the recipient of the AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement. Since 1980, he has been a behind-the-scenes election night analyst of exit polls for NBC News. A native of North Carolina, he attended Davidson College as an undergraduate and received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his academic career, he taught at George Mason University, Rutgers University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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