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Our History

75 Years of Insight, Innovation, and Impact

For the past 75 years, NORC at the University of Chicago has delivered reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical decisions on some of the most important issues society has faced.  Since its founding in 1941, the organization’s talented staff has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Looking forward, NORC will continue to partner with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.

Our publication, Social Science Research in Action, was published to commemorate our 70th anniversary and is a retrospective covering some of NORC’s most influential work from 1941 to 2011.

Coming Fall 2016: 75th anniversary publications.



Social Science Research in Action