Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research

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What’s Hot?

April 29 Event: The Bitter End: The 2020 Presidential Campaign and the Challenge to American Democracy – RECORDING AVAILABLE NOW

April 19 Event: (Why) Are Democrats Losing the Latino Vote? – RECORDING AVAILABLE NOW

March 3 Event: Redistricting, Gerrymandering, and the 2022 Congressional Election – RECORDING AVAILABLE NOW

From 2021-2022:

February 11 Event: Legal and Constitutional Protections for Free Speech in Academia in the U.S., U.K., and Canada

November 4 Event: The 2020 Census and the Future of America – Video Available NOW

October 14 Recording of California’s Little Hoover Commission hearing on California’s recall system

October 7 Event: 2021 Citrin Award Lecture – awarded to Diana Mutz, University of Pennsylvania – Video Available NOW

September 24 Event: Post-Mortem: Should the Recall be Recalled or Reformed?” – Video Available NOW

September 10 Event: California Votes: The Effort to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom – Video Available NOW

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Matt Easton is the inaugural Citrin Center Graduate Student Fellow.

Berkeley Political Science Graduate Students – Apply for a Research Award

From 2020-2021:

Citrin Center Spring 2021 Newsletter

March 2: The Future of the Republican Party after the Trump Presidency- Video Now Available

March 18: Free Speech and Academic Freedom: Opinion, Policy, and What Is to Be Done – Video Available Now

April 22: President Biden’s First 100 Days: An Assessment – Video Now Available

May 7: California Redistricting Seminar – Video Now Available

Due to campus policy with respect to COVID-19 the Citrin Center Annual Conference “Is Misinformation a Threat to American Democracy?” scheduled for May 8,2020 was canceled and will be rescheduled for Spring 2022.


The Citrin Center was launched in May 2017 to honor the career and legacy of Professor Jack Citrin, a leading expert on public opinion and political identity and the teacher of many students who now are national figures in political science. As a graduate student and faculty member Professor Citrin has spent more than 54 years at Berkeley and on his retirement assumed the status of Professor of the Graduate School.

The Citrin Center is a nonpartisan multidisciplinary institution bringing together leading scholars of public opinion and political culture, both nationally and internationally to report and advance cutting-edge research.  Through an annual Citrin Lecture and Citrin Conference, scholarly panels, original polling, and grants to faculty and graduate students, the Center seeks to shed light on some of the most important long-term issues facing the nation and California, as well as informing the Berkeley campus community of changes in public opinion polling.

The Center is located administratively in the Charles and Louise Travers Department in room 798 Social Sciences Building and has a close affiliation with Social Science Matrix, a consortium of research centers in the social science. The Citrin Center works closely with Matrix in planning and administering programs.

The Center is governed by an Executive Committee of Political Science Professors expert in public opinion research and advised by a group of distinguished scholars from other universities who are listed under the People heading of this website. In its two years of existence, the Citrin Center has steadily grown the number and range of events.


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Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research
UC Berkeley
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
798 Social Sciences Building #1950
Berkeley, CA 94720-1950