Dániel Róna completed his PhD in 2014 at Corvinus University of Budapest, at which he is now is an Assistant Professor. His dissertation dealt with European far-right parties, in particular Jobbik. Dániel published his thesis as a book, having won the book-award of the Hungarian Academy of Science. His special fields of interest are public opinion polling, electoral politics and political sociology.
Dániel worked at the Hungarian Election Study (HES) in 2009, and at the Budapest Public Policy Research Institute between 2010 and 2012. He worked for the party 'Dialogue for Hungary' during the 2014 national election campaign. Since 2016 he has been research director of the Jewish organisation Action and Protection Foundation. He has had several joint projects and publications with the Medián polling company regarding migration, anti-Semitism and other xenophobic attitudes. He is a member of the Active Youth research Group which conducted three surveys on the political preferences of Hungarian university and college students.
In 2013 he won the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship grant. He was a guest lecturer at University College London in February 2016.