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Sparks: The NORC Blog Ned English: “Bad” Maps or Carto-Ineptitude: The Quest for the Ideal Map Continues… More
Posted: 3.27.2015 1:20PM
Published Research "Employer Health Benefits 2014 Annual Survey.", Claxton, G., Rae, M., Panchal, N., Damico, A., Bostick, N., Kenward, K. and Whitmore, H.W., 2014 More
Posted: 3.27.2015 10:07AM
Published Research "Alcohol and Other Drug Use Screenings by Nurse Practitioners: Policy Implications.", Mitchell, A.M., Hagle, H., Puskar, K., Kane, I., Lindsay, D., Talcott, K., Luongo, P.F. and Goplerud, E.N., 2015 More
Posted: 3.25.2015 10:17AM
Published Research "General Social Survey: Chronicling Changes in American Society.", Sterrett, D., Benz, J.K., Smith, T.W., Alvarez, E., Malato, D. and Tompson, T.N., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.25.2015 10:14AM
News The Washington Post: Americans' low confidence in government institutions according to recent GSS data and findings More
Posted: 3.23.2015 5:09PM
News NBC News: The General Social Survey shares data and insight into how Americans classify themselves More
Posted: 3.23.2015 5:07PM
News The Associated Press: 2014 GSS data shows low confidence in government institutions More
Posted: 3.23.2015 5:04PM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Jared Sullivan: Industrial Real Estate, Backbone of the Nation’s Economy More
Posted: 3.23.2015 4:31PM

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News The Washington Post: Americans' low confidence in government institutions according to recent GSS data and findings More
Posted: 3.23.2015 5:09PM
News NBC News: The General Social Survey shares data and insight into how Americans classify themselves More
Posted: 3.23.2015 5:07PM
News The Associated Press: 2014 GSS data shows low confidence in government institutions More
Posted: 3.23.2015 5:04PM
News The Huffington Post: GSS data shows the increase of support for same-sex marriage in the United States More
Posted: 3.12.2015 5:42PM
News The Washington Post: A look at GSS data on how Americans feel about scientific data and government funding More
Posted: 3.12.2015 5:33PM
News FiveThirtyEight: The SCF and the NLSY give us insight into the financial struggles recent college graduates may be facing More
Posted: 3.12.2015 5:29PM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center looked at GSS survey data that showed increased support for same-sex marriage More
Posted: 3.12.2015 5:14PM
News The Chicago Tribune: Executive Vice President of Business Ventures and Innovation Missy Koppelman talks about NORC Labs More
Posted: 3.5.2015 4:40PM

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Sparks: The NORC Blog Ned English: “Bad” Maps or Carto-Ineptitude: The Quest for the Ideal Map Continues… More
Posted: 3.27.2015 1:20PM
"Employer Health Benefits 2014 Annual Survey.", Claxton, G., Rae, M., Panchal, N., Damico, A., Bostick, N., Kenward, K. and Whitmore, H.W., 2014 More
Posted: 3.27.2015 10:07AM
"Alcohol and Other Drug Use Screenings by Nurse Practitioners: Policy Implications.", Mitchell, A.M., Hagle, H., Puskar, K., Kane, I., Lindsay, D., Talcott, K., Luongo, P.F. and Goplerud, E.N., 2015 More
Posted: 3.25.2015 10:17AM
"General Social Survey: Chronicling Changes in American Society.", Sterrett, D., Benz, J.K., Smith, T.W., Alvarez, E., Malato, D. and Tompson, T.N., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.25.2015 10:14AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Jared Sullivan: Industrial Real Estate, Backbone of the Nation’s Economy More
Posted: 3.23.2015 4:31PM
"Just Ask: Hospice Familiarity in Asian and Hispanic Adults.", Pan, C.X., Abraham, O., Giron, F., LeMarie, P. and Pollack, S., 2015 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 3.20.2015 10:24AM
"What Motivates a Conspiracy Theory? Birther Beliefs, Partisanship, Liberal-Conservative Ideology, and Anti-Black Attitudes.", Pasek, J., Stark, T.H., Krosnick, J.A. and Tompson, T.N., 2015 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 3.20.2015 10:15AM
"Inequality: Trends and Variations in Americans' Attitudes.", Sterrett, D., Benz, J.K., Smith, T.W. and Tompson, T.N., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.19.2015 11:49AM

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NORC multidisciplinary project teams include members with expertise and experience in these and other research topics:

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Human Development 1/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Human Development.​​​​ Read more

Economics 2/14

The fallout of recent financial crises may be with us long after the global economy starts to recover. NORC helps organizations respond with some of the most frequently cited and richest sources of data: the General Social Science Survey, the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, and the Survey of Consumer Finances. Read more

Criminal Justice 3/14

It’s one of society’s most costly institutions, but are efforts to reform the justice system effective, cost efficient, and improving our safety?  NORC’s interdisciplinary expertise illuminates multiple perspectives within the legal and justice systems on the impact of reform efforts and diverse topics such as victimization in middle school dating, prison violence, drug markets, and resources for prosecutors and law enforcement.  Read more

Poverty 4/14

​When public housing was demolished in major cities, what happened to the families who lived there? How is poverty tied to race, gender, and even neighborhood or family culture? NORC’s expertise in poverty research sheds light on the individual and systemic issues linked to poverty. Read more

International Development 5/14

Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Australia.  NORC’s international team works on projects that span the globe, providing technical assistance, fielding surveys, and helping to evaluate whether development and assistance programs have a positive, long-term impact and serve aid recipients efficiently and effectively. Read more

Children and Youth 6/14

​When, and why, do things go wrong for the most vulnerable young people? NORC’s comprehensive expertise and multi-disciplinary approach is helping to find the answers that enable children and youth reach their full potential. Read more

Sustainability 7/14

​NORC at the University of Chicago is a leader and innovator in social science research, applying innovative and rigorous methods to the most pressing and complex issues today, bringing insights to topics like Sustainability.
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Environment 8/14

Reconciling our standard of living and booming demand for growth with the scarcity of resources and pollution emissions is one of the most difficult and urgent challenges of our time. NORC’s dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies brings together experts in energy, public health, security, and environment to address a broad spectrum of issues with implications for national security, the economy, and public health. Read more

Security 9/14

Security has traditionally been viewed through the lens of national defense, but world events over the last decade have expanded the public perception of security to include issues of community resiliency that go beyond physical defense and are intertwined with issues of energy and environment.  NORC brings together energy, security and environmental expertise to enrich work on complex, vital security projects. Read more

Energy 10/14

Energy policy and issues require solutions that cannot be determined without careful research and analysis. NORC's approach to energy is innovative, multi-faceted, and interdisciplinary, focusing on the intersections of policy questions in the security, energy, and environmental spheres to provide data and analysis to support informed decision making. Read more

Substance Use 11/14

Substance use remains a stubborn problem, exacting enormous health and productivity costs, threatening family and community stability, and adding to an overburdened criminal justice system. NORC brings exceptional sensitivity and objectivity to the unique challenges of substance use research to provide insight and support effective decision making for substance use issues and programs.   Read more

Special Populations 12/14

The complex challenges of studying special populations—minorities, veterans, children, the disabled, prisoners, the elderly—requires cultural competency and advanced research methodologies. NORC’s expertise helps evaluate the programs aimed at improving the circumstances of these groups. Read more

Health 13/14

Drawing on 70 years of healthcare, public health and mental health research, NORC has developed effective, innovative ways to conduct research in this rapidly changing, technology-intensive field. Our interdisciplinary team provides data and analysis to help find solutions to tough issues such as healthcare cost, access, and quality. Read more

Education 14/14

From the first GI bill to the No Child Left Behind law, NORC has played a critical role in educational research and understanding what nurtures academic achievement. Collaborative relationships and data collection expertise build knowledge about students ranging from pre-schoolers to doctoral program graduates. Read more