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News The Atlantic: The NLSY gives insight in to marriage, unions, and how the two connect More
Posted: 11.21.2014 5:08PM
Press Release Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to NORC at the University of Chicago to Support Innovative Large Scale Approach to Reducing Substance Use by Young People More
Posted: 11.21.2014 4:44PM
Published Research "The Health Benefits of Network Growth: New Evidence from a National Survey of Older Adults.", Cornwell, B. and Laumann, E.O., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 11.21.2014 10:04AM
Published Research "Long-Term Care: Experiences of Hispanics in the United States.", Tompson, T.N., Benz, J.K., Willcoxon, N., Alvarez, E. and Agiesta, J., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 11.21.2014 9:54AM
News The Huffington Post: Looking at global views on homosexuality with research from NORC Senior Fellow Tom W. Smith More
Posted: 11.20.2014 10:13AM
News The Washington Post: The GSS provides data on faith and technological literacy, and how they might affect one another More
Posted: 11.20.2014 10:07AM
News The New York Times: The General Social Survey provides context on racial attitudes and feelings in America More
Posted: 11.20.2014 10:01AM
News Aljazeera America: Principal Research Scientist Bruce Taylor is cited in a look at the numbers around high school sexual violence More
Posted: 11.20.2014 9:58AM

News

News The Atlantic: The NLSY gives insight in to marriage, unions, and how the two connect More
Posted: 11.21.2014 5:08PM
Press Release Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to NORC at the University of Chicago to Support Innovative Large Scale Approach to Reducing Substance Use by Young People More
Posted: 11.21.2014 4:44PM
News The Huffington Post: Looking at global views on homosexuality with research from NORC Senior Fellow Tom W. Smith More
Posted: 11.20.2014 10:13AM
News The Washington Post: The GSS provides data on faith and technological literacy, and how they might affect one another More
Posted: 11.20.2014 10:07AM
News The New York Times: The General Social Survey provides context on racial attitudes and feelings in America More
Posted: 11.20.2014 10:01AM
News Aljazeera America: Principal Research Scientist Bruce Taylor is cited in a look at the numbers around high school sexual violence More
Posted: 11.20.2014 9:58AM
News Science: NORC Senior Fellow Norman Bradburn discusses the need to keep certain survey questions More
Posted: 11.20.2014 9:52AM
Press Release New Study Finds Global Increase in Acceptance of Homosexuality More
Posted: 11.11.2014 11:34AM

Events

The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition, , Saturday, November 15, 2014 More
Posted: 11.7.2014 5:37PM
The 2014 AMIA Annual Symposium, Washington Hilton, Saturday, November 15, 2014 More
Posted: 11.7.2014 5:01PM

Publications

"The Health Benefits of Network Growth: New Evidence from a National Survey of Older Adults.", Cornwell, B. and Laumann, E.O., 2014 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 11.21.2014 10:04AM
"Long-Term Care: Experiences of Hispanics in the United States.", Tompson, T.N., Benz, J.K., Willcoxon, N., Alvarez, E. and Agiesta, J., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 11.21.2014 9:54AM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Felicia LeClere: This Is Not Watergate More
Posted: 11.20.2014 9:23AM
"Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2009-2010.", Bramlett, M.D., Blumberg, S.J., Ormson, A.E., George, J.M., Williams, K.L., Frasier, A.M., Skalland, B.J., Santos, K.B., Vsetecka, D.M., Morrison, H.M., Pedlow, S. and Wang, F., 2014 More
Posted: 11.19.2014 9:50AM
"Methodological Issues in the Study of Sexuality.", Michaels, S., 2015 (forthcoming) More
Posted: 11.17.2014 10:08AM
"Emergent Adulthood in Lesbian and Gay Lives: Individual Development, Life Course, and Social Change.", Cohler, B.J. and Michaels, S., 2012 More
Posted: 11.14.2014 4:42PM
"Race, Gender, and Class in Sexual Scripts.", Mahay, J., Laumann, E.O. and Michaels, S., 2001 More
Posted: 11.14.2014 4:41PM
"Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in the Study of Sexuality.", Michaels, S., 1997 More
Posted: 11.14.2014 4:38PM

Job Postings

Data Technology Developer More
Posted: 6.12.2014 11:28AM
SharePoint Developer More
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Manager, Web Surveys More
Posted: 6.12.2014 11:26AM
Programmer Analyst (SAS, Blaise) - Survey Research More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:13PM
Communications Specialist – Website Design and Promotion More
Posted: 4.16.2014 5:12PM
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

New Study From NORC and The Williams Institute Sheds Light on Global Tolerance of Homosexuality

Written by NORC’s Tom W. Smith, Jaesok Son, and Sungkyunkwan University’s Jibum Kim, the report, “Public Attitudes toward Homosexuality and Gay Rights across Time and Countries,” is an examination of 2,000 questions, asked in hundreds of surveys since 1981, about homosexuality and attitudes about homosexuality. Read the press release, report, and summary here.

NORC at The American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition

NORC will be at the 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. A place for public health professionals to learn and engage with peers, this year’s Meeting will feature engagements on best practices, new research, and current issues and policies. Visit NORC at booth #1512 and enter our random daily drawing. Learn more and see who from NORC is participating in APHA, click here.

Expert Spotlight

Our Research

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

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Security 1/14

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

Sustainability 2/14

​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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Children and Youth 3/14

​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

Human Development 4/14

​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

Criminal Justice 5/14

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

Health 6/14

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

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

International Development 8/14

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

Energy 9/14

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

Environment 10/14

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

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

Substance Use 12/14

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

Education 13/14

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

Special Populations 14/14

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