Karlyn Bowman compiles and analyzes American public opinion using available polling data on a variety of subjects, including the economy, taxes, the state of workers in America, environment and global warming, attitudes about homosexuality and gay marriage, NAFTA and free trade, the war in Iraq, and women's attitudes. In addition, Ms. Bowman has studied and spoken about the evolution of American politics because of key demographic and geographic changes. She has often lectured on the role of think tanks in the United States and writes a weekly column for Forbes.com.
Columnist, Forbes.com, 2008-present
Contributor, "Datapoints," The American, 2007-present
Columnist, "POLLitics," Roll Call, 1995-2007
Editor, "Opinion Pulse," The American Enterprise, 1995-2006
Editor, The American Enterprise, 1990-95
Managing Editor, Public Opinion, 1979-90
Fellow, Institute of Politics, JFK School of Government, Harvard University, 1985
Tea Party supporters plan to rally at the Capitol on February 27 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their movement. How are they faring in terms of national popularity? Is the public in tune with the Tea Party?
Five years ago, the Tea Party movement was just getting off the ground. In the time since then, the Tea Party has had a significant effect on many elections and on Republican candidates’ campaigns in particular. AEI’s political team takes a comprehensive look at polls on national reactions to the Tea Party movement in a special compilation.
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama addressed growing inequality, noting that the idea of getting ahead by working hard and taking responsibility had “suffered some serious blows.” Do Americans agree? In this issue of AEI’s Political Report, we examine the survey evidence on inequality.
How central is the issue of abortion for most Americans today? Judging from the enormous amount of press coverage the issue receives—especially on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, decided 41 years ago Wednesday, you might guess that the issue is a major one in most households. But that isn't the case.
As anticipation builds for President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 28, how does the public view the Obama presidency? The December tidings for the President were uniformly chilly. “Obama ends year on a low-note,” proclaimed the NBC News/Wall Journal pollsters in mid-December.
The abortion issue commands enormous media coverage in elections, in legislative actions, and in court decisions. Yet, as this comprehensive collection of polls from the 1970s to today shows, the attention does not seem to be moving the public opinion needle.
Join us for the January Bradley Lecture in which Fred Siegel will discuss liberalism in the context of his new book, “The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism has Undermined the Middle Class” (Encounter Books, January 2014).
As anticipation builds for President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 28, how does the public view the Obama presidency? What do the longer trends on the Obama presidency look like? The editors of AEI’s January 2014 Political Report provide a comprehensive assessment of how views of Obama have changed in the past five years.