President, Pew Research Center
Michael Dimock is president of Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world. A political scientist by education and training, he was tapped to join the Center in 2000 by its founding director, the late Andrew Kohut. Dimock became associate director for research in 2004 and director of the Center’s political polling unit in 2012. An expert on American political opinion, he co-authored several of the Center’s landmark research reports, including studies of long-term trends in American political and social values and reports on views of the candidates, campaigns, and key issues during several presidential election cycles.