Karlyn Bowman is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where she compiles and analyzes American public opinion using available polling data on a variety of subjects, including the economy, taxes, the state of workers in America, environment and global warming, attitudes about homosexuality and gay marriage, NAFTA and free trade, the war in Iraq, and women’s attitudes. In addition, Ms. Bowman has studied and spoken about the evolution of American politics due to key demographic and geographic changes. She has often lectured on the role of think tanks in the United States and writes a weekly column for Forbes.com. She was the managing editor of Public Opinion from 1979 to 1990 and the founding editor of The American Enterprise from 1990 to 1995.