Expertise: Elections, political demography, public opinion
Robert Griffin is the Director of Quantitative Analysis, 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” project—a 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 Registration||Center for American Progress||June 7, 2017|
|Who Votes With Automatic Voter Registration?||Center for American Progress||June 7, 2017|
|Toward a Marshall Plan for America||Center for American Progress||May 16, 2017|
|States of Change||Center for American Progress||February 17, 2017|
|The Path to 270 in 2016, Revisited||Center for American Progress||October 6, 2016|
|A Blending American Youth||Center for American Progress||September 7, 2016|
|Election Oracle||Center for American Progress||February 25, 2016|
|America’s Electoral Future||Center for American Progress||February 25, 2016|
|The Path to 270 in 2016||Center for American Progress||December 17, 2015|
|The Importance of Women of Color Voters: Then and Now||Center for American Progress||August 26, 2015|
|The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980–2060||Center for American Progress||February 24, 2015|
|States of Change||Center for American Progress||February 24, 2015|