Andrew Kohut is an American pollster. Kohut currently serves as the president of Pew Research Center and director of two of Pew's sub-projects: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and Pew Global Attitudes Project. Kohut is a regular guest on National Public Radio and television news programs such as the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, where he presents Pew's poll results and analysis.
Kohut received an AB degree from Seton Hall University in 1964 and studied graduate sociology at Rutgers State University from 1964-66. From 1979-1989, Kohut was president of the Gallup Organization, and in 1989 he founded Princeton Survey Research Associates, an attitude and opinion research firm specializing in media, politics and public policy. His essays have appeared in the op-ed section of the New York Times and he has been a regular columnist for the Columbia Journalism Review and AOL News. Kohut is the co-author of four books, most recently America Against the World (Times Books). In 2000, he won the New York AAPOR Chapter Award for Outstanding Contribution to Opinion Research, and in 2005 he was awarded the American Association of Public Opinion Research’s Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement, that organization’s highest honor.