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Juan Carlos is a political scientist whose research focuses on public opinion and political attitudes.

Juan Carlos is a senior research scientist in The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. He has significant experience managing complex multi-mode surveys in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

Juan Carlos has designed, conducted, and managed surveys on a variety of topics, including attitudes towards democracy, rule of law, the role of religion in public life, and issues related to public health, such as child development and housing conditions and risk factors for suicide among veterans and military service members.

He joins NORC from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, where he worked as a senior survey researcher in the Project Design and Management Group. Previously, he started a survey research firm in his native country of Ecuador, where he partnered with local and international organizations such as the Constitutional Court of Ecuador and USAID to design and execute research projects on democracy development and rule of law.

Juan Carlos has published scholarly work in peer reviewed journals as well as chapters in edited volumes and reports for public release. He is an active member of AAPOR, ESRA and WAPOR and frequently presents at survey research conferences.



Vanderbilt University


Vanderbilt University


Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Project Contributions

Univision Poll: Hispanics and Biden

A NORC-Univision partnership in 2022 showed Hispanics losing confidence in the Democratic president


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