June 27, 2006

Pollster Morin to Join Pew Research Center as Senior Editor

WASHINGTON – The Pew Research Center today announced that journalist and pollster Richard Morin will be joining as Senior Editor on July 24.

Morin has been a journalist for 32 years, including the last 19 at The Washington Post, where he was polling editor, staff writer and author of the “Unconventional Wisdom” column. At the Pew Research Center, he will be helping shape the Pew Global Attitudes Project, a series of worldwide opinion surveys, as well as writing commentaries and analysis for the PewResearch.org website.

“We’re thrilled to have Rich Morin join the Pew Research Center,” Center President Andrew Kohut said. “His wealth of knowledge, as well as his ability to take complex data and translate it into compelling writing, will aid the Pew Research Center in its mission to help the press, the public and policymakers understand the important trends shaping America and the world.”

The Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that conducts public opinion polling and social science research; reports news and analyzes news coverage; and holds forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy issues. Its work is carried out by seven projects:

  • Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
  • Stateline.org
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project
  • Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
  • Pew Hispanic Center
  • Pew Global Attitudes Project
  • Project for Excellence in Journalism

The Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation which operates under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. It was established in 2004 as a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a Philadelphia-based public charity.