Personal Bio

Professor Craig received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1979. His major areas of interest include American politics, public opinion and political behavior, campaigns and elections, attitude measurement, and survey research.

Books and Articles

Professor Craig is the author of The Malevolent Leaders: Popular Discontent in America (1993); editor or co-editor of Broken Contract? Changing Relationships Between Americans and Their Government (1995); After the Boom: The Politics of Generation X (1997); Ambivalence and the Structure of Political Opinion (2005); Ambivalence, Politics, and Public Policy (2005); The Electoral Challenge: Theory Meets Practice (2006, 2011).

His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, American Politics Quarterly, Political Methodology, Polity, Political Research Quarterly, Political Communication, Social Science Quarterly, Political Psychology, Public Opinion Quarterly, and others.

Current Research


Professor Craig's current research deals with attitude measurement, campaign effects, and other aspects of contemporary public opinion and political behavior in the United States. More information on ongoing projects is available on the Research page.

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Stephen C. Craig
Director of Political Campaigning Program

Contact information:
234 Anderson Hall
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117325
Gainesville, FL 32611-7325

Phone: (352) 273-2377
Fax: (352) 392-8127
Email: sccraig<at>ufl<dot>edu