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Director of Global Attitudes Research


Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C.
Richard Wike is Director of Global Attitudes Research at the Pew Research Center, which provides policymakers, journalists, scholars, NGO leaders, business leaders, and the public with independent data and analysis about important political, social, and economic issues around the world. Wike conducts research and writes about international public opinion on a variety of topics, including global views of the U.S. and China, globalization, democracy, and development.  
Wike has been interviewed by American news organizations such as the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, NBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, and C-SPAN, as well as numerous non-U.S. organizations, including Al Arabiya, BBC, Deutsche Welle, El País, the Financial Times, France 24, and the Guardian. His articles on politics and public opinion have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Financial Times, the Guardian, Politico, Foreign Policy, the National Interest, the Harvard International Review, Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, and the websites of CNN, BBC, CNBC, and CBS News.
Wike received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his PhD in Political Science from Emory University, where he also taught courses on voting behavior and public opinion, political parties, legislative politics, and American politics. He has received additional training at Ohio State University and the University of Michigan.