Michael Robbins is a research associate at the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, specializing in international polling. He has conducted extensive research on political Islam and support for democracy, especially within the Middle East and North Africa. He has lived in Egypt and Jordan. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, Michael was a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and worked extensively with the Arab Barometer Project. His publications have appeared in various journals, including Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Democracy, Politics, Religion & Ideology, and on ForeignPolicy.com.
Michael received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.