In memory of
In loving memory of George F. Bishop July 26, 1942-June 25, 2019 George Franklin Bishop was a former professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati and a nationally-recognized expert on opinion polling. A native of New Haven, CT., Mr. Bishop was a U.S. Army veteran who later earned his doctoral degree from Michigan State University. In addition to his teaching, he was a survey research specialist at UC's Institute for Policy Research. Mr. Bishop published scores of scholarly articles on opinion polling and politics as well as an acclaimed book on the pitfalls of surveys, "The Illusion of Public Opinion: Fact and Artifact in American Public Opinion Polls." Bishop was frequently quoted in the news media, including The Washington Post and The New York Times, on public opinion issues, political races and survey results. He served many times as an expert witness when analysis of survey results was relevant to a legal case. He said that he overcame hardship by interacting with everyone; "Other people are my Prozac," he said. Sadly missed by his loving sister Joan Bishop Forte and husband Mario.
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