News

  • 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.

  • The latest issues of Omnia from the College of Arts and Sciences includes spotlights on the achievements of PORES students.

  • In this 60-Second Lecture, PORES affiliated professor Dr. Marc Meredith explores how the Covid-19 virus has affected how American vote.

  • Students from political science, engineering, economics, and majors across the university spent the week analyzing public health and public opinion data related to COVID-19 in a pandemic-themed hack-a-thon hosted by PORES.

  • Join PORES Faculty Director John Lapinski in a Q&A with Rashida Jones, SVP at NBC News and MSNBC, to discuss media and politics in 2020.

  • The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) invites you to join us at these upcoming events around campus, including an evening of Public Policy in Practice with Rick Wade and a Book Talk with Shandana Khan Mohmand.