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David Dutwin

Pronouns: He/Him

Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
David is a renowned expert in survey methodology, panel survey research best practice, and the development of survey research business innovation and strategy.

David provides scientific and programmatic thought leadership in support of NORC’s ongoing innovations. David is the chief scientist of AmeriSpeak, NORC’s multi-client panel-based research platform, where in addition to identifying new business opportunities, he lends expertise on research design conceptualization, methodological innovation, and product development.  He leads the panel operations and the statistics and methods divisions of AmeriSpeak.

David assists in NORC strategic vision and strategy, project acquisition and management of advance research methods. Prior research has focused on election methodology, surveying of low-incidence populations, the use of big data in survey research, and data quality in survey panels.

He is a senior fellow of the Program for Opinion Research and Election Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. An avid member of the AAPOR community, David served as president from 2018-2019. He previously served on AAPOR’s Executive Council as conference chair and has served full terms on several committees.

For over twenty years, he has taught courses in survey research and design, political polling, research methods, rhetorical theory, media effects, and other courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Arizona, and West Chester University.



University of Pennsylvania


University of Washington


University of Pittsburgh

Appointments & Affiliations

Chair, Committee of Public Opinion, 2019-2021; Past President, 2019-2020; President, 2018-2019; Chair, Committee on Call Blocking & Spamming, 2018; Vice President, 2017-2018; Conference Chair, 2015-2016; Associate Conference Chair, 2014-2015

American Association for Public Opinion Research

Research Fellow, 2014 - Present; Lecturer, 2014-2020

University of Pennsylvania: Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies

Adjunct Professor, 2003-2014

West Chester University

Honors & Awards

Seymour Sudman Student Paper Competition - 1st Place | 2002

AAPOR Annual Conference

Project Contributions

Food Allergies TrueNorth Survey

Using innovative methods to track Americans’ food allergies


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Southern California and Stanford University

Return to Office Surveys

Surveys of HR representatives and employees on views about working in person or remotely