David C Wilson
Arts & Sciences
- Specializes in polls, public opinions and political psychology (the beliefs and attitudes held by different groups).
- Research focuses on how individuals use information about race, gender and social groups to formulate the opinions they express. Wilson's inquiries include: public opinions of African Americans, public opinions toward African American political figures, the ways race is expressed in social conversations and measuring different racial attitudes.
- Previously worked for the Gallup organization as a senior statistical consultant.
- Can discuss public opinion polling, survey research methodology (the science behind surveys), as well as American politics and government.
- Coordinator for Public Opinion Initiatives at the UD Center for Political Communications.
Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Black American Studies
Associate Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
In The News:
Race and the campaign: Hear that dog whistle? (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Delaware's African American voters changed the political map (Huffington Post)
Tough road for Tea Party in Democratic Delaware (New York Times)
Student-run public opinion survey turns in positive results
Symposium examines work of 2009 Nobel laureates
Students launch Blue Hen Poll
Blue Hen Poll shows students feel safer
Blue Hen Poll examines UD student opinion on a number of issues