Claudia Deane is an executive vice president at Pew Research Center. In this role, she works across the Center’s research areas with the goal of coordinating the research agenda, increasing collaboration across teams, setting uniform standards, editing final products and developing new data sources, methods and tools. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, Deane served as the Associate Director for Public Opinion & Survey Research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she directed a variety of large scale survey projects focused on understanding the public’s views on domestic health policy issues. Her work there appeared in outlets including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and the edited volume American Public Opinion and Health Care (CQ Press, 2011). She also spent eight years as the Assistant Director of Polling at The Washington Post, part of a two-person team responsible for all aspects of conducting and reporting surveys in the news pages. Deane did graduate work in the political science doctoral program at the University of Michigan, has an M.A. in international relations from the University of Sussex, and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.
The biggest takeaway may be the extent to which the decidedly nonpartisan virus met with an increasingly partisan response.