Calling all Penn data science students! The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) is pleased to announce they will be hosting the 4th annual hackathon on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

  • In a new piece for The Washington Post, Professor Marc Meredith, Professor Dan Hopkins, and PORES Assistant Director Katie Steele outlined the unique challenges that Pennsylvania voters are facing as they look to vote by mail next month.

  • How do Americans feel about abortion rights in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade?

    According to a new PORES/SurveyMonkey survey, 8 in 10 American adults say that abortion will be important to their votes in the midterm elections taking place across the country this November.

  • Professor Marc Meredith recently delivered a talk as part of the School of Arts and Sciences' ongoing 60 second lecture series. He discussed the upcoming midterms and explained how the average person can make sense of the polls ahead of the election.
  • The Robert A. Fox Leadership Program and Penn's Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies are excited to present an event with NBC News and MSNBC's National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki. Steve will join Dr. John Lapinski for a discussion about the 2022 midterm elections and his career as a political journalist.  

  • Penn undergraduates in Professor Marc Meredith’s seminar, “Election Law and the 2020 Election,” spent the spring semester analyzing policies and tracking developments in the election administration space.

  • The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) is pleased to announce they will be hosting a virtual hackathon from March 26 - April 2, 2021. Participants in the event will analyze public opinion data related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual hackathon is an an opportunity for Penn students to improve their data science skills by collaborating with their peers and to learn from PORES faculty and staff affiliates.

  • Join us for a conversation with NBC News and MSNBC Political Correspondent, Steve Kornacki on Friday, February 19th from 3-4pm EST. Steve is known for breaking down the numbers on the big board during election night and giving the American public deeper insights into the data side of American democracy.

  • What does record-breaking voter turnout mean for future elections? Will administration changes due to the pandemic stick? Hear from Jessica Huseman, Editorial Director for Votebeat & CNN Analyst, and Stephanie Perry, Manager of Polling for NBC News, reflect on the 2020 election and discuss what we can expect for voter turnout and election administration moving forward.

  • Check out the latest research on partisanship and the pandemic from John Lapinski and Marc Trussler of PORES, along with collaborators from partner institutions. This research found that partisanship, rather than concerns about health, was the main driver in influencing behaviors during the pandemic.