Expert Profile

Steve Farkas
President
Farkas Duffett Research Group

Steve Farkas is the President of Farkas Duffett Research Group. Prior to co-founding the FDR Group, Farkas was Research Director at Public Agenda, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank, from 1992 to 2004. Originally planning a career in political consulting, he began with a short stint as a Senior Research Analyst at Penn & Schoen, Inc., in 1990.

Farkas is the principal author of over 100 major opinion studies on a range of issues from public education, families, poverty and immigration, to social security, crime and foreign policy. His expertise lies in crafting original questionnaires, employing advanced statistical techniques and moderating focus groups. On education alone he has conducted over 150 focus group discussions with teachers, students, parents and administrators. He has appeared dozens of times on CNN, NPR, CBS, ABC and others.

He earned his B.A. from New York University, and his M.A. and M. Phil. from Columbia University’s Department of Political Science. At Columbia, Farkas received a MacArthur Pre-Dissertation Fellowship; he is currently writing his dissertation on religious faith and tolerance. In 2004-2005 he was a Program Associate at the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. He continues his affiliation with Public Agenda as a Senior Research Fellow.

Steve Farkas's discussions:

Who talks at NewTalk See All

Michael E. Levine New York University School of Law
Tim Penny Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Ken Silverstein Harper's Magazine
Arthur Levine Woodrow Wilson Foundation
Nancy McDermott Park Slope Parents
Gigi Georges Glover Park Group

RSS Feeds

Tools

Upcoming See All

  • Risk and Legal Fear in Schools
    With Lenore Skenazy, Frederick Hess, Megan Rosker, Walter Olson, and Nancy McDermott. Start date: June 5