David C Wilson

Arts & Sciences

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421, aboyle@udel.edu
  • 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 UD's Center for Political Communications.

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Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor, Black American Studies
Associate Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences

In The News:
Trump's Suggestion of 'Rigged' Election Could Ignite Resentment in Politics (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
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)

UDaily Articles:
Student-run public opinion survey turns in positive results
Blue Hen Poll shows students feel safer
Blue Hen Poll examines UD student opinion on a number of issues

political science, Public Opinion, Surveys & Polls, Race & Politics, Prejudice & Discrimination