Center for Political Studies


Michael Traugott

Michael Traugott, Director of CPS (2014-2015)

The Center for Political Studies (CPS) is recognized around the world as a leader in the quantitative study of politics and an innovator in research methods and training.  Its scholars investigate the interactions among public opinion, political action, political processes, elections, institutions, political parties, and individuals – themes united by a concern for democratic process.  The Center produces datasets used around the world, infrastructure for the social sciences, and offers training programs for students who go on to work in academia and throughout the private sector and government.