July 2012

SCOTT KEETER is director of survey research for the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC. His published work includes books and articles on public opinion, political participation and civic engagement, religion and politics, American elections, and survey methodology. Keeter is past president American Association for Public Opinion Research. Since 1980 he has been an 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. He has taught at George Mason University, Rutgers University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

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 SCOTT KEETER is director of survey research for the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC. He is co-author of four books, including A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen (Oxford University Press), The Diminishing Divide: Religion's Changing Role in American Politics, (Brookings Institution Press), What Americans Know about Politics and Why It Matters (Yale University Press), and Uninformed Choice: The Failure of the New Presidential Nominating System (Praeger). His other published research includes articles and book chapters on survey methodology, political communications and behavior, and health care topics.

Keeter is past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, and previously served as chair of the Standards Committee and Councilor-at-Large for the Association. Since 1980 he has been an election night analyst of exit polls for NBC News.

From 1998 to 2002 he was chair of the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, and previously taught at Rutgers University and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also directed the Survey Research Laboratory from 1988-1991.

 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.