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Education / Academic qualification

BA, Harvard University

PhD, University of Wisconsin

External positions

Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Aug 1 2016Jul 31 2017


  • journalism studies
  • political communication
  • public opinion
  • news audiences
  • political psychology

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Research Output 2017 2018

Rethinking the Debate Over Recent Polling Failures

Toff, B. J. Mar 5 2018 In : Political Communication. 35, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

“I Just Google It”: Folk Theories of Distributed Discovery

Toff, B. J. & Nielsen, R. K. Apr 16 2018 In : Journal of Communication.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Partisan Conformity, Social Identity, and the Formation of Policy Preferences

Toff, B. J. & Suhay, E. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Public Opinion Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Fact of Experience: Rethinking Political Knowledge and Civic Competence

Cramer, K. J. & Toff, B. Sep 1 2017 In : Perspectives on Politics. 15, 3, p. 754-770 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

level of knowledge
opinion poll
public opinion

Press / Media


Thomas Patterson Dissertation Award

Benjamin J Toff (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

political communication
earning a doctorate
political science