Robert Griffin

Robert Griffin
Professorial Lecturer
School of Media and Public Affairs
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Political Demography, public opinion, political behavior, and American elections.


Robert Griffin is the Director of Quantitative Analysis at the Center for 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 Bill Frey of the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Bipartisan Policy Center—which has projected demographic changes from the 1970s 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 received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and his Ph.D. in political science and research methodology from the George Washington University.


BA, Ithaca College
PhD Political Science and Research Methodology, George Washington University

Classes Taught

 Research Methods, Public Opinion