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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

Press Release Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Announces New Fellowships for Journalists on the Economics of Aging and Work and Long-Term Care in the United States More
Posted: 5.5.2015 11:37AM
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
News The Associated Press: 2014 GSS data shows low confidence in government institutions More
Posted: 3.23.2015 5:04PM
News The Associated Press: The AP-NORC Center looked at GSS survey data that showed increased support for same-sex marriage More
Posted: 3.12.2015 5:14PM
News The Washington Post: The AP-NORC Center provides data on Americans' views of torture More
Posted: 12.30.2014 12:53PM

Senior Staff

Trevor Tompson
Vice President for Public Affairs Research

Jennifer Benz
Principal Research Scientist and Deputy Director