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Last updated on 2020-05-19.


John D. Johnson

I’m a quantitative social scientist and data analyst with 4+ years of experience with public opinion polling, elections analysis, Census research, and creative applications of administrative data to advance understanding of economic, demographic, and political issues.

My work has been cited in national publications including The Atlantic, NBC Latino, and the Associated Press, as well as numerous local publications such as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Business Journal, WUWM, Urban Milwaukee, and the Isthmus. I frequently publish analysis and commentary online on the Marquette Faculty Blog.

Professional Experience

Research Fellow

Marquette University Law School Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2016 - present

  • Collaborate on survey design and analysis of the Marquette Law Poll
  • Analyze demographic, political, and economic trends in Milwaukee and Wisconsin
  • Transition workflows from Stata and SPSS into R, including the creation of interactive tools
  • Author and maintain R packages including pollster


University of Illinois Chicago

M.A. in Political Science

Chicago, Illinois


American politics, urban politics, research methods

Western Illinois University

B.A. in History and Political Science

Macomb, Illinois


20th century history, comparative politics, international relations

Selected Publications

It’s an Unsettling Day in the Neighborhoods

Marquette Lawyer Magazine, Summer 2020


Gousha and Johnson

Thousands of Milwaukee homes are no longer owned by city residents in a massive transfer of wealth since the Great Recession

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 30, 2020


Gousha and Johnson

Migration Challenges

Marquette Lawyer Magazine, Summer 2018


Johnson and Franklin