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News Mother Jones: How the GSS has been measuring vocabulary over the years More
Posted: 10.24.2014 1:51PM
News The Associated Press: The National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV) gives insight in teen dating abuse More
Posted: 10.23.2014 3:12PM
Press Release Preliminary Results in Landmark National Survey on Teen Dating Violence Finds Disturbingly High Rates of Victimization and Perpetration by Both Girls and Boys More
Posted: 10.23.2014 3:06PM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Vicki Pineau: Presto-Chango in Telephony and Phone Surveys More
Posted: 10.23.2014 1:38PM
News Forbes: NSHAP findings show the link between sense of smell and health More
Posted: 10.23.2014 1:31PM
News FiveThirtyEight: NORC's Tom Smith provides data on the discussion around religion and ideology More
Posted: 10.23.2014 1:14PM
News The New York Times: Senior Fellow Jon Gabel's research is looked at in discussing the Affordable Care Act More
Posted: 10.23.2014 12:58PM
Published Research "Privately Insured in America: Opinions on Health Care Costs and Coverage.", Benz, J.K., Willcoxon, N., Tompson, T.N. and Agiesta, J., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 10.22.2014 9:32AM

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News Mother Jones: How the GSS has been measuring vocabulary over the years More
Posted: 10.24.2014 1:51PM
News The Associated Press: The National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV) gives insight in teen dating abuse More
Posted: 10.23.2014 3:12PM
Press Release Preliminary Results in Landmark National Survey on Teen Dating Violence Finds Disturbingly High Rates of Victimization and Perpetration by Both Girls and Boys More
Posted: 10.23.2014 3:06PM
News Forbes: NSHAP findings show the link between sense of smell and health More
Posted: 10.23.2014 1:31PM
News FiveThirtyEight: NORC's Tom Smith provides data on the discussion around religion and ideology More
Posted: 10.23.2014 1:14PM
News The New York Times: Senior Fellow Jon Gabel's research is looked at in discussing the Affordable Care Act More
Posted: 10.23.2014 12:58PM
News Boston Review: How the General Social Survey measures vocabulary, and intelligence More
Posted: 10.15.2014 4:58PM
News UChicago News: Senior Fellow Linda Waite discusses sleep issues affecting older adults, and NSHAP research More
Posted: 10.14.2014 4:46PM

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Sparks: The NORC Blog Vicki Pineau: Presto-Chango in Telephony and Phone Surveys More
Posted: 10.23.2014 1:38PM
"Privately Insured in America: Opinions on Health Care Costs and Coverage.", Benz, J.K., Willcoxon, N., Tompson, T.N. and Agiesta, J., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 10.22.2014 9:32AM
"Health Benefits in 2014: Stability in Premiums and Coverage for Employer-Sponsored Plans.", Claxton, G., Rae, M., Panchal, N., Whitmore, H.W., Damico, A., Kenward, K., 2014 More
Posted: 10.20.2014 12:09PM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Felicia LeClere: The Mistake in the Trinity More
Posted: 10.16.2014 1:05PM
"Ending Smoking at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions: An Evaluation of Smoking Prevalence and Indoor Air Pollution.", Stillman, F.A., Becker, D.M., Swank, R.T., Hantula, D., Moses, H., Glantz, S. and Waranch, H.R., 1990 More
Posted: 10.15.2014 3:47PM
"Can Media Advocacy Influence Newspaper Coverage of Tobacco: Measuring the Effectiveness of the American Stop Smoking Intervention Study’s (ASSIST) Media Advocacy Strategies.", Stillman, F.A., Cronin, K.A., Evans, W.D. and Ulasevich, A., 2001 More
Posted: 10.15.2014 3:43PM
"Evaluation of the American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (ASSIST): A Report of Outcomes.", Stillman, F.A., Hartman, A.M., Graubard, B.I., Gilpin, E.A., Murray, D.M. and Gibson, J.T., 2003 More
Posted: 10.15.2014 3:42PM
"Comprehensive Tobacco Control: A Global View.", Stillman, F.A. , 2004 More
Posted: 10.15.2014 3:34PM

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Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
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Stuart Michaels Appointed to Census Bureau National Advisory Committee

NORC Senior Research Scientist Stuart Michaels, is one of 10 people named as new members  of the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations. Michaels, who conducts his work through NORC’s Academic Research Centers will bring his research expertise on studying sexuality to the Bureau; he will aid in the work of the Census Bureau to produce statistics  that accurately reflect our diverse nation. For more information, read the full release here.

The 2015 AP-NORC Center Journalism Fellowship on the Economics of Aging and Work

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, in partnership with The Associated Press Media Editors (APME) and with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is proud to offer a 10-month fellowship for a journalist who will produce high-impact, data-driven journalism focused on the economics of Americans working longer. Learn more.

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

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Poverty 1/14

​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

Special Populations 2/14

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

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

Children and Youth 4/14

​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

Health 5/14

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 6/14

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

International Development 7/14

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

Economics 8/14

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

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

Human Development 10/14

​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

Security 11/14

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 12/14

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

Sustainability 13/14

​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 14/14

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