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June 23, 2017

Howard Schuman is this year’s recipient of the Mitosky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

photo of Howard SchumanHoward Schuman, SRC former director and Research Scientist Emeritus, has been selected by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research as this year’s recipient of the Mitosky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research.

The Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research is awarded each year to honor individuals whose work on public opinion and/or survey methodology has a lasting and significant impact on our understanding of public opinion. The award distinguishes important work on public opinion or survey methodology that has been published in a book, journal, magazine, or newspaper, or presented at a professional conference or online. Special consideration is given to work that is based on data obtained by the researcher or author directly from the Roper archive, as well as to work that utilizes multiple data sources or compares survey results over time. The award takes into account both work published recently and from the past that continues to have a significant and demonstrable impact on our understanding of society.

Dr. Schuman recently published, along with Amy Corning, Generations and Collective Memory, which draws upon a range of research to show how generations share memories of formative experiences, and how understanding the way those memories form and change can help us understand society and history.