Our Work

NORC’s research expertise—including conceptualization, design, implementation, and evaluation—grows out of its long history of working with government agencies, academic institutions, foundations, and a wide range of other organizations. NORC’s staff includes rigorously trained and widely published leaders from a diverse array of fields such as economics, education, medicine, political science, psychology, public health, public policy, sociology, statistics, and the physical sciences.

With locations in Chicago and the DC Metro area, NORC’s work is enhanced by its strong collaborative relationships with prominent experts, senior government officials, and leading scholars. In addition to its significant public policy expertise, NORC also maintains a large and flexible field staff and call center to support a variety of long-term and quick-response national and international projects.

Explore the work of NORC.

Research Areas and Topics

NORC’s diverse professional teams include research departments, academic research centers and core research departments. More

Services and Solutions

NORC delivers data and analysis needed to drive evidence-based decisions and improve public policy. More


NORC projects reflect groundbreaking work, bringing new insight to pressing social issues and innovation to data collection and analysis. More


NORC has established a central hub to drive the creation and introduction of cutting-edge products and services and foster innovative ideas. More

Data and Findings

NORC has an array of data and findings available on NORC.org. More