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News Forbes: The NLSY links parenting situations with income More
Posted: 11.25.2014 7:04PM
News MarketWired: NORC the first to occupy new Data Center Campus in Oak Brook, IL More
Posted: 11.25.2014 7:03PM
News Data Knowledge Center: Chief Information Officer Ron Jurek discusses NORC's data expansion More
Posted: 11.25.2014 7:00PM
News Woman's Day: NSHAP data shows how a bad relationship could literally break one's heart More
Posted: 11.25.2014 6:56PM
News The Associated Press: Looking at health coverage in the marketplace, with AP-NORC Center research, and Senior Fellow Jon Gabel More
Posted: 11.25.2014 6:46PM
News The Associated Press: According to The AP-NORC Center, Americans are concerned about their health insurance expenses More
Posted: 11.25.2014 6:42PM
Sparks: The NORC Blog Ned English: Poll Aggregating and the Future of Elections (Hopefully, I will have a poll-aggregating model someday) More
Posted: 11.25.2014 6:10PM
Published Research "Bad Marriage, Broken Heart? Age and Gender Differences in the Link between Marital Quality and Cardiovascular Risks among Older Adults.", Liu, H. and Waite, L.J., 2014 More
Posted: 11.25.2014 9:39AM

News

News Forbes: The NLSY links parenting situations with income More
Posted: 11.25.2014 7:04PM
News MarketWired: NORC the first to occupy new Data Center Campus in Oak Brook, IL More
Posted: 11.25.2014 7:03PM
News Data Knowledge Center: Chief Information Officer Ron Jurek discusses NORC's data expansion More
Posted: 11.25.2014 7:00PM
News Woman's Day: NSHAP data shows how a bad relationship could literally break one's heart More
Posted: 11.25.2014 6:56PM
News The Associated Press: Looking at health coverage in the marketplace, with AP-NORC Center research, and Senior Fellow Jon Gabel More
Posted: 11.25.2014 6:46PM
News The Associated Press: According to The AP-NORC Center, Americans are concerned about their health insurance expenses More
Posted: 11.25.2014 6:42PM
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
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

Sparks: The NORC Blog Ned English: Poll Aggregating and the Future of Elections (Hopefully, I will have a poll-aggregating model someday) More
Posted: 11.25.2014 6:10PM
"Bad Marriage, Broken Heart? Age and Gender Differences in the Link between Marital Quality and Cardiovascular Risks among Older Adults.", Liu, H. and Waite, L.J., 2014 More
Posted: 11.25.2014 9:39AM
"Detecting Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes among Asymptomatic Adults in the United States: Modeling American Diabetes Association versus U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Diabetes Screening Guidelines.", Dall, T.M., Narayan, K.M., Gillespie, K.B., Gallo, P.D., Blanchard, T.D., Solcan, M., O’Grady, M.J. and Quick, W.W., 2014 More
Posted: 11.24.2014 9:55AM
"Employer Perspectives on the Health Insurance Market: A Survey of Businesses in the United States.", Benz, J.K., Willcoxon, N., Tompson, T.N. and Agiesta, J., 2014 Download the PDF
Posted: 11.24.2014 9:50AM
"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

Job Postings

Data Technology Developer More
Posted: 6.12.2014 11:28AM
SharePoint Developer More
Posted: 6.12.2014 11:28AM
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.

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Our Research

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

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Special Populations 1/14

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 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

Substance Use 3/14

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

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

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

Poverty 6/14

​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

Energy 7/14

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

Children and Youth 8/14

​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 9/14

​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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Security 10/14

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 11/14

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 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

Environment 13/14

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

Criminal Justice 14/14

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