Peter Kellner is a journalist, political commentator, and was President of YouGov. He retired from the company in 2016.
Analysis: which human rights matter most?
New data from seven countries in Europe plus the USA reveals the importance different cultures place on different rights around the world30 Mar 2016
Analysis: the curious link between prosperity and pessimism
Living standards will almost certainly be better for the next generation – so why is there a correlation between prosperity and pessimism? The official statistics are clear. Our generation is better off, safer and destined to live longer than our parents’ generation – and probably than any preceding generation. True, ...13 Nov 2015
Do Britons Understand the U.S. better than Americans?
Do Britons understand the US better than Americans? It is often said that a political leader must be a teacher and not just someone who takes tough decisions. As he embarks on his second term as President, perhaps one of Barack Obama’s challenges is to teach ...25 Jan 2013
Private Lives And Public Values
In 21st century America, most voters have ceased to regard adultery or homosexuality as barriers to holding senior posts in politics, the military, business or government-funded services. General Petraeus’s tangled life may have cost him is job as director of the CIA, but most Americans believe that it is no ...26 Nov 2012
How Obama won
Barack Obama secured re-election by maintaining the coalition that gave him victory four years ago: black and Hispanic voters, young Americans, women and Americans with post-graduate degrees. These outnumbered Mitt Romney’s supporters among white men, older Americans and people who have not been to college. This emerges clearly from analysis ...07 Nov 2012
Final YouGov Surveys Show Favorable Landscape For Obama
YouGov’s final survey in America shows Barack Obama ahead in enough states to secure a second term as President, but by a narrower margin than in his first victory four years ago. In one of the most extensive polls ever conducted, YouGov questioned more than 36,000 Americans in 27 states, ...05 Nov 2012
Obama stays ahead - just
There are two versions of what has happened in the past three weeks in the battle to be US President. One is the version told by most nationwide polls and accepted by the media; the second, told by a minority of nationwide polls, including YouGov, and most polls in the ...23 Oct 2012