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Who We Are

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Steve Farkas (bio) Ann Duffett (bio)


We′ve been a research team since 1996—first at Public Agenda, the highly-regarded nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization, and now as the FDR Group, which we founded together in 2005.

Ann is a sociologist, a feminist, an Irish American Catholic girl from the Bronx. Steve is an old-school Israeli who specialized in American politics and grew up in Brooklyn—before it was hip. To get our full stories, click on our images.

Together, we have more than 40 years' experience conducting public opinion research.

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