Abigail Davenport

Hart Research Associates


Abigail Davenport is a partner with Hart Research Associates. Since joining the firm in 1994, she has conducted research and provided strategic guidance to a diverse client base that includes issue advocacy and nonprofit organizations, corporations, media, and trade associations.

Abigail focuses her efforts on helping clients measure attitudes on complex issues, answer difficult strategic questions, and leverage key audiences’ opinions to their benefit. Today, she primarily leads research projects for the firm's nonprofit and private-sector clients, conducting qualitative and quantitative research to inform public education campaigns, campaigns aimed at changing social norms, public policy efforts and public affairs messaging, corporate-reputation and brand-research projects, and corporate social responsibility programs.

Some of the many clients for whom Abigail has conducted research include the Family Online Safety Institute, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Science and Technology Innovation Program, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the College Board, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Learning Heroes, Futures Without Violence, The Coca-Cola Company, Exelon, AT&T, and Disney & ESPN Media Networks.

Abigail is a graduate of Tufts University with a degree in international relations.