Public Opinion Gathering and Public Diplomacy with Andy Kohut, Director of the Pew Research Center

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Public diplomacy professor Eytan Gilboa held a student discussion with Andy Kohut from The Pew Research Center exploring the role of public opinion and how it relates to public diplomacy.

Andy Kohut is Director of the Pew Research Center for The People & Press in Washington, DC. Previously, Kohut was President of The Gallup Organization from 1979 to 1989. In 1989 he founded Princeton Survey Research Associates, an attitude and opinion research firm specializing in media, politics and public policy studies. Kohut is a press commentator on the meaning and interpretation of opinion poll results. He has written widely about public opinion for leading newspapers, and magazines, as well as for scholarly journals. Kohut has co-authored three books: The Diminishing Divide: Religions Changing Role in American Politics, The People, The Press and Politics and Estranged Friends? The Transatlantic Consequence of Societal Change. Kohut received the first Innovators Award from American Association Public Opinion Research for founding the Pew Research Center.


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