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
This AEI Public Opinion Study looks closely at public attitudes about a variety of conspiracy theories. This collection includes subjects such as whether aliens landed at Roswell, whether 9/11 was the work of the US government, whether Princess Diana’s death was an accident, and whether Elvis and Osama bin Laden are still alive.
Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, this issue of Political Report examines public views on a number of events that elicit conspiracy theories, including the belief that more than one person was involved in the assassination of JFK.
Entering its 31st season, AEI’s Election Watch series will continue to provide the serious historical insights and current commentary that have made it the longest-running election program in Washington, DC.
How strong is the Tea Party today? One way to begin to answer the question is to examine how views of the Tea Party have changed since 2010 when the pollsters began to track opinions about it. AEI’s public opinion team does just that in this compilation, reviewing trends from 10 major pollsters on Tea Party activism, support, and favorability.
This new research paper presents the latest polling data on the government shutdown and the debt ceiling. The collection also includes historical data on attitudes toward the 1995 government shutdown and the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations. This document will be updated regularly as new surveys are released.