Virtual Reality Video: Income and Housing in America

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey, NORC employs virtual reality (VR) technology to illustrate differences in income and housing across the country based on regional and demographic characteristics. Viewers can fully immerse themselves in the experience, hearing, seeing, and ‘feeling’ the data in a new way by using the pan button in the upper left-hand corner of the video (desktop), a VR viewer, or through making slight directional adjustments to the positioning of an iPhone or Android mobile phone.

Project Staff


Nola du Toit
Research Methodologist

Kyle Stufflebam
Research Assistant

Lindsay Arends
Senior Communications Manager

Becki Curtis
Research Methodologist

Peter Herman
Research Methodologist

Gillian Lawrence
Research Director