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Jacob Poushter

Senior Researcher

Expertise: Foreign Policy, Global Attitudes

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Jacob Poushter is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center. He is an expert in international survey research and writes about international public opinion on a variety of topics, including the international image of the United States, technology use around the world, views about extremism in predominantly Muslim nations and in the West, and public opinion on international threats. He is also responsible for designing survey questionnaires, managing survey projects, analyzing data and writing Fact Tank blog posts.

Poushter received a master’s degree in international affairs from American University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Williams College. He is an author of studies on global threats, internet use in both the emerging and developed world, and public opinion on extremism in the Muslim world and the West. He has also written numerous blog posts on topics such as international views of the U.S. and its president, contrasting opinions among elites and the American public, and international opinion of the United Nations.

Poushter regularly talks about the Center’s findings in print and broadcast media and has been featured on Bloomberg TV and CTV, as well as in other international media outlets. He has also traveled to Sweden, Portugal and Kazakhstan to explain the Center’s work and has participated in numerous presentations and panels in Washington, D.C.