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The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was created to join the expertise of NORC at the University of Chicago, one of the world’s premier independent research organizations, with the AP, which provides news seen every day over all media platforms and formats by more than half of the world’s population. This combination of rigorous, objective research and reliable, unbiased journalism has unmatched potential to reach both broad audiences and policy makers at every governmental level, creating a seamless transition from the gathering of survey-based information to a more fully-informed society.

To learn more about the AP-NORC and its mission, projects, and programs, visit the site.

Representative Projects

Obesity in the United States. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted a nationally representative household survey with more than 1,000 adults to measure the general public’s opinions about obesity and obesity-related health issues in the United States. More

Energy Issues. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted a nationally representative household survey with more than 1000 adults to measure the general public’s opinions about key energy issues in the United States.  More

Civil Liberties and Security. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were a defining moment for a generation, and the decade that followed saw significant changes in government that had a direct impact on the lives of millions of Americans.  More

Survey of Businesses about Low Wage Workers. As the nation emerges from the greatest economic crisis since the great depression, there is a great deal of public attention on economic issues, especially related to the future direction of the economy and the long-term problems associated with chronic unemployment. The AP-NORC Center seeks to contribute rigorous and highly relevant research to this debate, giving a voice to the low-wage workers whose futures are at stake and their employers, who are struggling to survive in an extremely difficult economic climate.   More

Headlines

News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center polls privately insured Americans More
Posted: 10.13.2014 5:18PM
Press Release National Survey: Privately Insured in America: Opinions on Health Care Costs and Coverage More
Posted: 10.13.2014 5:09PM
News The Associated Press: The GSS and how it asks questions More
Posted: 10.1.2014 5:59PM
News PBS NewsHour: The AP-NORC Center's Long-Term Care in America poll shows how people over 40 might not be thinking about living assistance in their future More
Posted: 9.25.2014 10:41AM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center's Media Insight Project continues to look at how people take their news More
Posted: 9.23.2014 4:15PM

Senior Staff

Trevor Tompson
Vice President for Public Affairs Research

Jennifer Benz
Senior Research Scientist

Jennifer A Kelly

Jennifer A. Kelly
Vice President, Telephone Survey and Support Operations