Director of Social Trends Research
Pew Research Center
Kim Parker is Director of Social Trends Research. She helps to oversee research on emerging social and demographic trends, 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 this research. Parker was previously the associate director of the Social & Demographic Trends Project and 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 and demographic trends with journalists and has been interviewed by broadcast outlets such as National Public Radio, NBC, MSNBC and C-SPAN.