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Gary Langer, Politics & Current Events Speaker

Gary Langer

    President of Langer Research Associates
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Fee Range

$7,500 - $10,000

Travels From

New York

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The founder and president of Langer Research Associates, Gary Langer is an internationally recognized public opinion researcher with expertise in analysis of political, policy, economic and social attitudes, questionnaire design, data interpretation, survey methodology and survey management. With more than 25 years in the field, Langer has overseen and analyzed more than 700 surveys on a broad range of topics as director of polling at ABC News.

Langer has won two Emmy awards and received nine Emmy nominations – including the first and only to cite public opinion polls – as well as being honored with the 2010 Policy Impact Award of the American Association for Public Opinion Research for a series of surveys in Afghanistan and Iraq, described in AAPOR’s citation as “a stellar example of high-impact public opinion polling at its finest.” He’s a two-time winner of the University of Iowa-Gallup Award for Excellent Journalism Using Polls, produced a pair of ABC News polls recognized by the Excellence in Media Coverage of Polls Award from the National Council on Public Polls and shared a DuPont-Columbia Award for ABC’s 9/11 coverage.

Langer created ABC’s industry-leading survey standards and vetting operation and has advanced disclosure initiatives through professional organizations. A frequent speaker, writer and commentator on public attitudes, he’s the author of an award-winning blog, the “The Numbers,” at ABCNews.com, has authored or co-authored nearly 30 scholarly papers and has given scores of invited presentations on the meaning and measurement of public opinion.

Langer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, a trustee of the National Council on Public Polls and past president of the New York chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of New Hampshire, he lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.

  • Politics
  • Policy 
  • Public Opinion: A Pollster's Perspective

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