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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 Associated Press, one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering  which provides news seen every day over all media platforms and formats by more than half of the world’s population. The two organizations established The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research to conduct, analyze, and distribute social science research in the public interest on newsworthy topics, and to use the power of journalism to tell the stories that research reveals. This combination of rigorous, objective research and reliable, unbiased journalism has unmatched potential to reach both broad audiences and policymakers 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 Center and its mission, projects, and programs, visit the site.

Representative Projects

How Americans Navigate the Modern Information Environment. ​The nationally representative survey, funded by NORC, was conducted from January 14 through January 31, 2016. Data were collected using the AmeriSpeak Panel®, which is NORC’s probability-based panel designed to be representative of the U.S. household population. Panel members were randomly drawn from the AmeriSpeak Panel, and 1,007 completed the survey. Respondents without internet access and those who prefer to complete surveys by phone were interviewed by trained NORC interviewers.  More

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Published Research "The Lasting Impacts of Superstorm Sandy: An Analysis of Those Suffering With Poor Mental Health After the Storm", Benz, J., Malato, D., Sterrett, D., and Tompson, T., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.23.2017 12:14PM
Published Research "Assessing Changes in Coverage Bias of Web Surveys in the United States.", Sterrett, D., Malato, D. Benz, J.K., Tompson, T.N. and English, E.M., 2017 More
Posted: 5.12.2017 8:31AM
News Associated Press: AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps More
Posted: 5.7.2017 9:23PM
News San Jose Mercury News: Teens are heavy social media users but many take breaks More
Posted: 5.7.2017 9:21PM
News Associated Press: Worried About Getting Old? Poll Sees Optimism Grow With Age More
Posted: 3.24.2017 10:15AM
Published Research "'Who Shared It?': How Americans Decide What News to Trust on Social Media.", Benz, J.K., Sterrett, D., Malato, D. and Rosenstiel, T., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.24.2017 9:56AM
Published Research "The American Identity: Points of Pride, Conflicting Views, and a Distinct Culture.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Tompson, T.N. and Benz, J.K., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.23.2017 11:01AM
Published Research "American Teens are Politically Engaged but Pessimistic about Country’s Direction.", Lenhart, A., Malato, D. and Kantor, L., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.23.2017 10:50AM
Published Research "Americans’ Priorities for 2017.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.23.2017 10:47AM
Published Research "Many Want Changes to the Health Care Law but Few Support Its Immediate Repeal.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Alvarez, E., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.21.2017 11:22AM
News Associated Press: Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees More
Posted: 3.11.2017 12:14PM
News Associated Press: AP-NORC Poll: Divided Americans fret country losing identity More
Posted: 3.11.2017 12:08PM
News Associated Press: AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics More
Posted: 2.28.2017 3:39PM
Published Research "Obama's Legacy as President: Depends on Who You Ask.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 1.18.2017 9:21AM
News CNN: Looking at age with AP-NORC Center data and research More
Posted: 1.4.2017 3:58PM

News

News AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps More
Posted: 5.7.2017 9:23PM
News Teens are heavy social media users but many take breaks More
Posted: 5.7.2017 9:21PM
News Worried About Getting Old? Poll Sees Optimism Grow With Age More
Posted: 3.24.2017 10:15AM
News Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees More
Posted: 3.11.2017 12:14PM
News AP-NORC Poll: Divided Americans fret country losing identity More
Posted: 3.11.2017 12:08PM
News AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics More
Posted: 2.28.2017 3:39PM
News Looking at age with AP-NORC Center data and research More
Posted: 1.4.2017 3:58PM
News The AP-NORC Center's Amanda Lenhart discusses smartphone strategies for families More
Posted: 1.4.2017 3:42PM
News NORC's Amanda Lenhart discussion technology usage in families More
Posted: 1.4.2017 3:39PM
News AP-NORC Center Journalism Fellow Maria Zamudio explores aging and retirement More
Posted: 1.4.2017 3:19PM
News Trevor Tompson discusses obesity in America with Science 2.0. More
Posted: 11.30.2016 2:29PM
News How The AP-NORC Center studies election day information More
Posted: 11.8.2016 10:57AM
Press Release Hillary Clinton’s Coalition of Young Supporters is as Large as Barack Obama’s in 2012, but Includes Fewer Young Adults of Color More
Posted: 10.25.2016 8:48AM
News Senior Fellow Norman Bradburn discusses NORC's 75th anniversary study and how Americans seek out information in an election year More
Posted: 10.14.2016 4:08PM
News NORC President Dan Gaylin discusses how Americans consume information, make decisions, and take action More
Posted: 10.4.2016 6:48AM

Events

Publications

"The Lasting Impacts of Superstorm Sandy: An Analysis of Those Suffering With Poor Mental Health After the Storm", Benz, J., Malato, D., Sterrett, D., and Tompson, T., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.23.2017 12:14PM
"Assessing Changes in Coverage Bias of Web Surveys in the United States.", Sterrett, D., Malato, D. Benz, J.K., Tompson, T.N. and English, E.M., 2017 More
Posted: 5.12.2017 8:31AM
"'Who Shared It?': How Americans Decide What News to Trust on Social Media.", Benz, J.K., Sterrett, D., Malato, D. and Rosenstiel, T., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.24.2017 9:56AM
"The American Identity: Points of Pride, Conflicting Views, and a Distinct Culture.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Tompson, T.N. and Benz, J.K., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.23.2017 11:01AM
"American Teens are Politically Engaged but Pessimistic about Country’s Direction.", Lenhart, A., Malato, D. and Kantor, L., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.23.2017 10:50AM
"Americans’ Priorities for 2017.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.23.2017 10:47AM
"Many Want Changes to the Health Care Law but Few Support Its Immediate Repeal.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Alvarez, E., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 3.21.2017 11:22AM
"Obama's Legacy as President: Depends on Who You Ask.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2017 Download the PDF
Posted: 1.18.2017 9:21AM
"How Americans Navigate the Modern Information Environment: A Study Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of NORC at the University of Chicago.", Bradburn, N.M., Benz, J.K., Kirchhoff, B., Alvarez, E., Sterrett, D. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 10.6.2016 1:06PM
"Social Resources and Community Resilience in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy.", Cagney, K.A., Sterrett, D., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 More
Posted: 9.1.2016 10:13AM
"Reflect, Then Prepare for a Career Outside the Academy.", Benz, J.K., 2016 More
Posted: 8.19.2016 9:30AM
"The Frustrated Public: Views of the 2016 Campaign, the Parties, and the Electoral Process.", Connelly, M., Malato, D., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 6.29.2016 9:40AM
"Views of the National Economy Are Clouded by Personal Finance and Employment Concerns.", Connelly, M., Alvarez, E., Benz, J.K. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.27.2016 2:25PM
"Long-Term Care in America: Expectations and Preferences for Care and Caregiving.", Benz, J.K., Titus, J.A., Malato, D., Cancino, A. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.23.2016 4:17PM
"A New Understanding: What Makes People Trust and Rely on News.", Benz, J.K., Sterrett, D., Rosenstiel, T., Sonderman, J., Loker, K. and Tompson, T.N., 2016 Download the PDF
Posted: 5.2.2016 11:58AM

Job Postings

Senior Staff

Trevor Tompson
Vice President for Public Affairs Research

Amanda Lenhart
Senior Research Scientist