Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends Project
Kim Parker is the associate director of the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project. She helps to oversee the project’s research agenda, manages major survey projects, and writes and edits reports. She also provides information and analysis to news organizations and other groups on the findings of the project’s research. Parker was previously the research director for the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, and prior to that she worked as a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute. She holds a master’s degree in American Government from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College. Parker is an author of studies on a variety of topics including aging, the changing American family, higher education, generational change, the Great Recession, the middle class, military veterans and Asian Americans. Parker frequently discusses Social & Demographic Trends findings with journalists and has been interviewed by broadcast outlets such as National Public Radio, NBC, MSNBC and C-SPAN.