Kim Nalder, Ph.D.

California State University, Sacramento

Phone: 9164538851

City: Sacramento, California

Country: United States

About Me:

I'm the Executive Director of CalSpeaks Opinion Research and founding director of the Project for an Informed Electorate doing research and helping to inform the public in California's state capital.

Research Interests

Elections, Election Administration, and Voting Behavior

Public Opinion

Political Psychology

Political Participation

Political Communication

Gender and Politics

State and Local Politics


Media Appearances:

TV Appearances:

(2014) KCRA TV (Sacramento)

A series of Ad Watches in partnership with KCRA.

Radio Appearances:

(2015) Minnesota Public Radio - Kerri Miller Show

Is America becoming more liberal on social issues?

(2014) Capital Public Radio (NPR)

Post-election round-up.

(2006) Capital Public Radio (NPR)

How do we engage voters? Discussion of local tv news and elections.

Newspaper Quotes:

(2017) AP

Kevin DeLeon and sexual harassment at CA legislature.

(2012) The New York Times

The state of the Republican Party in CA.

(2011) Le Monde

How people make political decisions.



Support for political protest.


Distrust of fact-checking

(2016) The Atlantic

Bernie Sanders supporters and the "never Hillary" movement.

(2016) The Atlantic

Clinton locking up the nomination amidst doubts.

(2011) The Economist

How Voters Decide

(2011) Wired Magazine

Ignorance of Voters