Ken Winneg, Ph.D.Managing Director of Survey Research, APPC

Ken Winneg is the Managing Director of Survey Research at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania (APPC). He is responsible for all facets of the surveys emanating from the Annenberg Public Policy Center, including the Annenberg Institutions of Democracy survey (IOD), and the Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) survey. In addition to his survey research duties, Winneg teaches a Penn undergraduate course on new media and politics. Prior to joining the Policy Center, Winneg was vice president at Penn, Schoen and Berland in New York, where he advised a variety of Fortune 100 clients and national candidates on corporate and political strategy. Winneg also was a senior executive at Chilton Research Services, where he managed the ABC News-Washington Post surveys, exit polling for ABC News (1986-1989) and exit polling data collection operations for the consortium of news organizations called Voter Research and Surveys (1990-1992). Winneg continues his association with ABC News as an election day analyst. Winneg earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in political science from the George Washington University. His research focuses on political communication, emphasizing online activity and political participation. He is co-author of one book, several book chapters, and has published in such journals as American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, Political Communication, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Mass Communication and Society, Social Science Quarterly, and American Behavioral Scientist.

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Ken Winneg and Kathleen Hall Jamieson published in Presidential Studies Quarterly

Ken Winneg, Ph.D., managing director of the National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES), and Annenberg Public Policy Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., published an article, “Party Identification in the 2008 Presidential Election,” in Presidential Studies Quarterly (June 2010; published online April 2010) using data from the 2008 NAES telephone rolling cross-sectional survey and Internet Panel. Article abstract: In the

APPC’s Ken Winneg co-authors paper published in the American Journal of Political Science

Ken Winneg, Managing Director of the National Annenberg Election Survey, co-authored a paper, “The World Wide Web and the U.S. Political News Market,” published in the American Journal of Political Science (April 2010), with lead author Norman H. Nie, Stanford University; Darwin W. Miller, III, RAND Corporation; Saar Golde, Stanford University; and Daniel M. Butler,

Internet as Political Information Tool Popular, But Television Still Dominates, Annenberg Survey Finds

Despite the popularity of the Internet during this campaign season, television remains the top source among all age groups for obtaining information about the 2008 presidential campaign, according to data released today by the National Annenberg Election Survey of the University of Pennsylvania.   Most adults (89%) say they get information about the presidential race