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Democracy and Governance

​Read more about the people and projects that demonstrate NORC's expertise in Democracy and Governance.

Representative Projects

2012 NORC Presidential Election Study. The 2012 NORC Presidential Election Study was conducted in the weeks prior to the Presidential election to measure public opinion about important issues the country faces – economic recovery, health care costs, and extreme partisanship. More

International Housing Sector Review. Under the sponsorship of the International Housing Coalition (IHC), in 2009 NORC staff authored a paper for wide public dissemination that argues for a very substantial change in U.S. foreign assistance policy. More

Rwanda LAND Project. Rwanda’s population density is the highest in sub-Saharan Africa and continues to grow at a rate of nearly three percent per year. Scholars and researchers frequently cite land pressure and conflicts as contributing factors to the 1994 genocide which continue to be of concern. USAID will implement a program in Rwanda which will develop local research capacity in land- related issues, and support the government’s ability to improve access to justice for Rwandans, particularly vulnerable populations, on land-related issues. Chemonics International has been awarded a contract to implement a number of capacity building measures under this program and has retained NORC to assist in developing the policy research and development capacities of Rwandan civil society and state organizations. More

Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability. NORC studied Global Development Network's impact on (a) the quality of policy research produced by grantee/partner institutions, and (b) through opinion research, an understanding of grantees’ perceived effectiveness in the policy arena. More

Transparency and Accountability Project- Phase III (TAP 2 & 3). Under contract with the Results for Development Institute (R4D), NORC created the evaluation concept designed to assess the effects of the capacity building program implemented by R4D  in transitioning and developing countries. More


Press Release NORC Survey of the American People Reveals Party Affiliation Shapes Beliefs about Key Political and Non-Political Issues More
Posted: 11.9.2012 7:47AM
News The New York Post: Questioning the benefits of gambling, with help from NORC research More
Posted: 7.19.2012 9:36AM
News Aljazeera: Conservative politics and welfare, with findings and support from the GSS. More
Posted: 7.11.2012 3:44PM
News The Daily Beast: Considering Mitt Romney's presidential plans, with data from the GSS More
Posted: 12.27.2011 2:34PM
News The Washington Post: Sexual politics and the Grand Old Party, with information from the GSS More
Posted: 12.19.2011 2:59PM