Bellwether Research is an insight-driven company. We provide qualitative and quantitative research, message development, strategic communications and counsel.

We conduct surveys online and by telephone. In our qualitative work, we talk with people, not just run through a discussion guide script, to learn their values, fears, hopes and dreams. We do that through in-depth interviews, non-traditional focus groups, and online discussions and communities.




Christine Matthews- President

Christine Matthews has over 25 years experience in the survey research business. She is known for perceptive and innovative qualitative research conducted in-person and online. She is a Founding Partner at Burning Glass Consulting where she and two female partners specialized in the attitudes of women voters. Chris conducted all the firm’s survey research from 2013 – 2016.

Her interest now centers on policy and issue advocacy, rather than partisan politics, with a particular focus on the environment which she believes should not be one of the most polarizing issues between the two parties.

Chris has a B.A. from Indiana University and a M.A. from Georgetown University and is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).  In 2014, Campaigns & Elections magazine named her as one of their top 50 influencers shaping campaigns and the future of the industry. Her firm, Burning Glass Consulting, was named by the Washington Post as one of the “top firms to watch.”