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News The Washington Post: Analyzing Americans' declining sense of trust with GSS surveying and data More
Posted: 4.24.2015 12:39PM
News The New York Times: The Affordable Care Act, and how it may have affected Americans views on income distribution More
Posted: 4.24.2015 12:34PM
News The New Yorker: A new study of the GSS shows how Americans feel about income distribution More
Posted: 4.24.2015 12:27PM
Published Research "Public Opinion in Russia: Russians’ Attitudes on Foreign Affairs and Social Issues.", Sterrett, D., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.24.2015 11:47AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Felicia LeClere: The General Social Survey: Making Data Easier to Find and Use More
Posted: 4.23.2015 9:45AM
Published Research "Trends in Psychological Well-Being, 1972-2014.", Smith, T.W., Son, J. and Schapiro, B., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.22.2015 9:59AM
Published Research "Trends in Public Attitudes about Civil Liberties, 1972-2014.", Smith, T.W., Son, J. and Schapiro, B., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.22.2015 9:57AM
Published Research "Trends in Public Evaluations of Economic Well-Being, 1972-2014.", Smith, T.W., Son, J. and Schapiro, B., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.22.2015 9:55AM

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News The Washington Post: Analyzing Americans' declining sense of trust with GSS surveying and data More
Posted: 4.24.2015 12:39PM
News The New York Times: The Affordable Care Act, and how it may have affected Americans views on income distribution More
Posted: 4.24.2015 12:34PM
News The New Yorker: A new study of the GSS shows how Americans feel about income distribution More
Posted: 4.24.2015 12:27PM
Press Release NORC at the University of Chicago Senior Vice President Kennon Copeland Appointed an American Statistical Association Fellow More
Posted: 4.16.2015 12:36PM
News The Washington Post: NLSY data gives insight in how and where young people attend college More
Posted: 4.16.2015 9:25AM
News TIME: Measuring childhood health with NLSY data More
Posted: 4.16.2015 9:21AM
News FiveThirtyEight: GSS questions on social issues may show how people align themselves politically More
Posted: 4.16.2015 9:16AM
Press Release Former New York Times Polling Editor Marjorie Connelly Joins Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research as Senior Fellow More
Posted: 4.8.2015 8:56AM

Events

NORC at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2015 Annual Meeting, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (Registration and Exhibit Hall), Thursday, April 16, 2015 More
Posted: 4.15.2015 9:54AM

Publications

"Public Opinion in Russia: Russians’ Attitudes on Foreign Affairs and Social Issues.", Sterrett, D., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.24.2015 11:47AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Felicia LeClere: The General Social Survey: Making Data Easier to Find and Use More
Posted: 4.23.2015 9:45AM
"Trends in Psychological Well-Being, 1972-2014.", Smith, T.W., Son, J. and Schapiro, B., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.22.2015 9:59AM
"Trends in Public Attitudes about Civil Liberties, 1972-2014.", Smith, T.W., Son, J. and Schapiro, B., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.22.2015 9:57AM
"Trends in Public Evaluations of Economic Well-Being, 1972-2014.", Smith, T.W., Son, J. and Schapiro, B., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.22.2015 9:55AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Carrie Markovitz: A Research Mom’s Perspective on Preschool: Lessons Learned from the Evaluation of the Minnesota Reading Corps PreK Program More
Posted: 4.21.2015 10:50AM
"Can Marketing Data Aid Survey Research? Examining Accuracy and Completeness in Consumer-File Data.", Pasek, J., Jang, S.M., Cobb III, C.L., Dennis, J.M. and DiSogra, C., 2015 More
Posted: 4.21.2015 10:12AM
"Crime and Law Enforcement in America: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Attitudes toward the Criminal Justice System.", Alvarez, E., Benz, J.K., Sterrett, D., Tompson, T.N. and Smith, T.W., 2015 Download the PDF
Posted: 4.21.2015 10:06AM

Job Postings

Data Technology Developer More
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Manager, Web Surveys More
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Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:13PM
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Research Analyst for Health Care Research in Bethesda More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:10PM
Survey Specialist More
Posted: 3.4.2014 6:27PM
Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 3.4.2014 6:27PM

NORC’s Findings from First Year of HCIA Evaluations Available

The Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIAs) fund 107 initiatives across the country that propose compelling new ideas to further the three-part aim of better care for the individual, better health for populations, and lower cost through improvement of the care delivery process.  NORC leads two project teams evaluating a combined total of 41 awardees and providing ongoing rapid-cycle feedback to CMMI and to the awardees themselves.  The goal of these large, multi-year studies is to ascertain the success of the each model in achieving its aims of improved care and outcomes, at lowered cost and to document sustainable and scalable strategies that the awardees have introduced. Read the first annual report for each evaluation here.

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

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Energy 1/14

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

Criminal Justice 2/14

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

Security 3/14

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

Education 4/14

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

Sustainability 5/14

​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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Substance Use 6/14

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

Poverty 7/14

​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

Human Development 8/14

​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

Environment 9/14

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

Special Populations 10/14

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

Economics 11/14

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

International Development 12/14

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

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

Children and Youth 14/14

​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