Jay Campbell is a partner at Hart Research Associates, and is based in Philadelphia. He has worked at Hart Research since 1996, when he joined the firm’s data department. After a short hiatus from the firm, Jay returned to Hart Research as head of the data department.
Jay has been an analyst since 2000. He has conducted research in all of the firm’s major practice areas—political, nonprofit/advocacy, media, corporate, and labor. For a decade he oversaw Hart Research’s regular polling for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal and currently does the same for CNBC’s quarterly All-America Economic Survey on economic policy, personal finance, and consumer behavior.
Jay has a particular focus on work in the nonprofit sector, measuring attitudes toward complex issues on behalf of advocacy organizations. In this capacity he has provided research and strategic advice to national organizations such as the American Heart Association, the Sierra Club, the Climate Action Campaign, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, as well as numerous state and local advocacy groups.
His research into attitudes about technology includes numerous studies on behalf of the Family Online Safety Institute, AT&T, and the Entertainment Software Rating Board.
Jay graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in political science. He has been quoted on politics and public opinion in national publications and has appeared on National Public Radio, MSNBC, CNBC, and C-SPAN discussing politics and polling.