KATHLEEN A. FRANKOVIC is one of the world’s leading experts in public opinion polling. She has been an election and polling consultant for CBS News and other research organizations.
She speaks and writes internationally about public opinion research, journalism and elections as an invited speaker in places as diverse as Italy, Jordan, Hong Kong, Manila, Mexico, Lisbon, Chile and India. In 2009 she retired after more than 30 years at CBS News.
She received an A.B. from Cornell University in 1968, and a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University in 1974. Before joining CBS News, she taught political science at the University of Vermont, and has also held visiting professorships at Cornell and at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Increasing numbers of Americans say antisemitism is a serious problem
Most Americans believe there has been an increase in hate crimes in the U.S., and many think that antisemitism is a serious problem. Few American adults agree with extreme statements such as "The Holocaust is a myth," but those who do are most likely to be under the age of 30.08 Dec 2023
Americans support ceasefires in both Israel-Hamas and Russia-Ukraine wars
Republicans are more likely to support the U.S. aiding Israel, and Democrats are more likely to support aid to Ukraine.29 Nov 2023
Congress, Biden, Gaza, and China: key results from the Nov. 18-20, 2023 Economist/YouGov Poll
This week’s Economist/YouGov poll covers Americans' views on Congress, Biden's job performance and handling of specific issues, wars in Ukraine and Gaza, and the China-U.S. deal on fentanyl.22 Nov 2023
Thanksgiving debates on food — and, sometimes, politics — come to tables nationwide
Most Americans say they're not expecting political arguments at the Thanksgiving table this year. Cranberry sauce could be a sticking point, though.21 Nov 2023
Trump retains his big lead over other Republican presidential hopefuls
Donald Trump maintains a consistent lead for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, with far more support than any of the host of other candidates in the race.17 Nov 2023
Americans are sympathetic to labor unions in recent strikes
U.S. adults are more likely to hold favorable views of labor unions, both in general and in several recent high-profile strikes.16 Nov 2023
How Americans view the Israel-Hamas and Russia-Ukraine wars
Americans see the major wars under way in the Gaza Strip and Ukraine as affecting the United States, but are divided about what role the U.S. should play in these conflicts.09 Nov 2023
Several gun control measures have majority support — including huge majorities for some
Majorities of Americans support passing several major gun control measures: some with broad cross-party popularity, and others with smaller majorities.03 Nov 2023
Laws legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage nationwide are more popular than nationwide bans
Majorities of Americans say they would support Congress passing laws making abortion and same-sex marriage nationwide.03 Nov 2023
There's mixed approval of new House Speaker Mike Johnson, whom Americans see as conservative
Americans are divided over new House Speaker Mike Johnson, but a general consensus agrees he's more conservative than former Speaker Kevin McCarthy.02 Nov 2023