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Expertise: Elections, political demography, public opinion

Robert Griffin is the director of quantitative analysis for Progressive Studies at American Progress, focusing on demographic change and American political behavior. He is the co-author and lead data analyst for the “States of Change” projecta collaboration between the Center for American Progress, demographer William H. 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.

More recently, he has been part of the Democracy Fund’s Voter Study Group, co-authoring “The Story of Trump’s Appeal,” and lead author on a study of automatic voter registration in Oregon.

Griffin 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.

By Rob Griffin
Oregon’s Automatic Voter RegistrationCenter for American ProgressJune 7, 2017
Who Votes With Automatic Voter Registration?Center for American ProgressJune 7, 2017
Toward a Marshall Plan for AmericaCenter for American ProgressMay 16, 2017
States of ChangeCenter for American ProgressFebruary 17, 2017
The Path to 270 in 2016, RevisitedCenter for American ProgressOctober 6, 2016
A Blending American YouthCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2016
Election OracleCenter for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2016
America’s Electoral FutureCenter for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2016
The Path to 270 in 2016Center for American ProgressDecember 17, 2015
The Importance of Women of Color Voters: Then and NowCenter for American ProgressAugust 26, 2015
The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980–2060Center for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2015
States of ChangeCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2015