Data for Progress

San Francisco
11-50 employees
Data for Progress is the think tank for the future of progressivism. Through polling, policy development, and more, our work shows progressive causes can win.

Polling Analyst

Polling Analyst

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Polling Analyst

Data for Progress is hiring a polling analyst to help expand our mission to empower movements using data. As a data analyst, you’ll spend your days writing survey questions, crunching numbers and crafting policy memos to help make sure progressives have the best information possible. You’ll work closely with our polling team to run tests and prepare data products for the progressive movement.


  • A passion for progressive politics and causes

  • Interest in political polling and issue research

  • A basic understanding of statistics and how to turn data into insights

  • Strong written, operational and organizational skills 

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities at a time and meet deadlines

  • Strong communications skills - you’ll be working with, gathering requirements from and presenting to both internal and external partners

  • Interest in and desire to learn the steps involved in writing, coding and fielding surveys using tools like Qualtrics


  • Experience with polling or survey research

  • Experience at a polling or market research firm

  • Experience creating weights for survey data

  • Some familiarity with SQL / R / Python or similar coding languages

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills


$55k - $60k

This is a full-time staff position.


Data for Progress is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

Moreover, we are committed to developing leaders, policies, and a team culture that embraces diversity and enhances equity. We believe that differences in backgrounds, experiences and identities lead to healthier organizations and stronger teams.


Data for Progress is a remote work friendly environment.


If you are interested please send your resume, a writing sample, and one example of public polling that you found to be particularly interesting or valuable to our movement to Please include “Polling Analyst” in subject heading (no cover letter needed).

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