John Johnson

(414) 288-3971
Professional Memberships: 
American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)


John D. Johnson is a Research Fellow in the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education. He joined the Law School as a Research Associate in April 2016.

Prior to Marquette, Johnson earned a Bachelor's degree in History and Political Science from Western Illinois University and a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Johnson collaborates with Professor and Director of the Marquette Law School Poll Charles Franklin on all of the Law School's polling projects. In addition, his research interests include political and demographic trends in Wisconsin and the greater Milwaukee area. His work has been cited in national publications such as The Atlantic, NBC Latino, and the Associated Press as well as numerous local publications including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Urban Milwaukee, WUWM and Wisconsin Public Radio. In collaboration with Mike Gousha, he recently published a detailed dive into residential homeownership patterns over the past 30 years in Milwaukee. Johnson's technical skills include R programming, data visualization, mapping, and interactive web application development.