Steve Farkas

Steve FarkasPrior to co-founding the FDR Group, Steve was Director of Research at Public Agenda, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank, from 1992 to 2004. 

Steve is the principal author of hundreds of major opinion studies on a range of issues from public education, families, poverty, and immigration, to social security, crime, and foreign policy. His expertise lies in crafting original questionnaires, employing advanced statistical techniques, and moderating focus groups. On education alone he has conducted hundreds of focus group discussions with teachers, students, parents, and administrators. He has appeared dozens of times on CNN, NPR, CBS, ABC, and others.

Steve earned his B.A. from New York University, and his M.A. and M. Phil. from Columbia University′s Department of Political Science. At Columbia, Steve received a MacArthur Pre-Dissertation Fellowship. He lives in Manhattan.