Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research

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What’s New?

Fall 2022 Newsletter

New Perspectives on Race and Public Opinion – September 28, 2022 – RECORDING AVAILABLE NOW

Strength in Numbers: A Discussion of Perils of Polling and a Way Forward – October 13, 2022 – RECORDING AVAILABLE NOW

2022 Midterms: A Postmortem – November 10, 2022 – RECORDING AVAILABLE NOW

Citrin Center Conference: Misinformation and Its Consequences For American Democracy – January 20, 2023 – RECORDING AVAILABLE NOW

Book Talk: Persuasion in Parallel – Alex Coppock, Yale University – January 30, 2023

Upcoming Events

Citrin Award Lecture: Donald P. Green, J.W. Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University – Does Political Propaganda Work? – February 10, 2023

Book Talk: Sister Style – Nadia Brown, Georgetown University – March 3, 2023 – Details and registration coming soon

Book Talk: Frustrated Majorities: How Issue Intensity Enables Smaller Groups of Voters to Get What They Want – Seth Hill, UC San Diego – March 17, 2023 – Details and registration coming soon

Pitfalls in the Policing of Language – John McWhorter, Columbia University – April 7, 2023 – Details and registration coming soon

The Citrin Center was launched in May 2017 to honor the career and legacy of Professor Jack Citrin, a leading expert on public opinion and political identity and the teacher of many students who now are national figures in political science. As a graduate student and faculty member Professor Citrin has spent more than 54 years at Berkeley and on his retirement assumed the status of Professor of the Graduate School.

The Citrin Center is a nonpartisan multidisciplinary institution bringing together leading scholars of public opinion and political culture, both nationally and internationally to report and advance cutting-edge research.  Through an annual Citrin Lecture and Citrin Conference, scholarly panels, original polling, and grants to faculty and graduate students, the Center seeks to shed light on some of the most important long-term issues facing the nation and California, as well as informing the Berkeley campus community of changes in public opinion polling.

The Center is located administratively in the Charles and Louise Travers Department in room 798 Social Sciences Building and has a close affiliation with Social Science Matrix, a consortium of research centers in the social science. The Citrin Center works closely with Matrix in planning and administering programs.

The Center is governed by an Executive Committee of Political Science Professors expert in public opinion research and advised by a group of distinguished scholars from other universities who are listed under the People heading of this website. In its two years of existence, the Citrin Center has steadily grown the number and range of events.


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Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research
UC Berkeley
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
798 Social Sciences Building #1950
Berkeley, CA 94720-1950