NEWS2 April 2012

Pew Research Center president to step down

North America People

US— Andrew Kohut is to step down from his position as president of the opinion polling ‘fact tank’ the Pew Research Center at the end of the year.

Kohut (pictured) will stay on as a senior research advisor focusing on research practices and international and domestic public opinion analysis. He currently serves as president of the Center as a whole and director of two of the units there, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the Pew Global Attitudes Project.

When he steps down as president, he will relinquish those direct management roles but stay on with both projects in an advisory capacity.

Rebbecca Rimel, president and CEO of the Pew Charitable Trusts, said: “Under Andy’s leadership, the Pew Research Center has become one of the most trusted sources of facts and analysis on issues, attitudes and trends in America and the world. Pew is committed to supporting this work in the coming years and to seeing the Center’s import grow both here and abroad.”

Prior to Pew, Kohut was president of the Gallup Organisation and founded Princeton Survey Associates.