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A nation must think before it acts.
Jocelyn Kiley is associate director of research at the Pew Research Center, where she primarily works on U.S. public opinion about politics. She is involved in all stages of the research process at the center, and is a principal investigator on the center’s work on political polarization in the American public, as well its regular election polling. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center in 2008, Kiley worked in research and evaluation for several media and governmental organizations. She has a master’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her graduate work primarily concerned issues of racial and ethnic political identity in the U.S., as well as the role of the media in shaping public opinion. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Harvard University. Kiley discusses the center’s findings with the news media and regularly presents to outside audiences and at the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s annual conference.