Congratulations, Michael Traugott, for receiving the 2024 Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research!

“I am deeply honored by this recognition from the Roper Center Board of Directors,” said Traugott, who was a friend and colleague of the award’s namesake, Warren Mitofsky.

The Warren J. Mitofsky award announced by the Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University recognizes “Traugott’s lifetime contributions to the field of public opinion, particularly his role in advancing the theory and methods in studying public opinion across numerous contexts; upholding the standards by which public opinion research is conducted; and promoting the understanding and education of public opinion research among the public, the media, and policymakers.”

Michael Traugott is a political scientist who studies campaigns and elections, voting behavior, political communication, using polls to construct news, and survey methodology. He has published extensively in all of these areas. Traugott is active in the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), serving as president of both organizations. In 2010, he received the AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Service, and in 2012, the Helen Dinerman Award from WAPOR for particularly significant contributions to survey methodology. Traugott also served as the president of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR). He is a frequent resource for journalists discussing American political campaigns and government operations.