Jason Budge

Graduate Student

Office Hours

Thursday 1:00pm - 3:00pm


LGBTQ Inequalities, Public Opinion, Gender, Sexuality, Social Change, Demography


B.A., UC Berkeley


My current research focuses on explaining why US public opinion toward gay men and lesbians has liberalized since the 1980s and why disparities in attitudes continue to persist between states. I examine aggregate levels of college attainment and their effect on attitudes. In other research, I examine changing American attitudes toward motherhood and work, and I am currently developing a survey for an NSF-funded project on attitudes toward synthetic biology, a new and emerging field of science and technology.


Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2019)
Quantitative Methods of Research (Winter 2020)
Qualitative Methods of Research (Spring 2020)