Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Portfolio

NORC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NORC is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and believes these values are essential to conducting research our clients can trust. They inform the questions we ask, the methods we use, and how we gather and analyze data. Since the 1940s, when NORC conducted some of the first-ever national studies of racial attitudes and opinions, we have worked to elevate diverse perspectives, foster an inclusive environment, and center equity in our approach.

Research Capabilities

NORC strives to accurately and respectfully understand the lived experiences of individuals from different backgrounds and sees being a diverse and inclusive organization as critical to achieving those ends. By applying culturally responsive methodologies and authentic engagement processes with diverse communities, we inform practical, evidence-based strategies to reduce inequality at the intersections of race, ethnicity, social class, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, and geographic location. Our approaches include:

  • Data Collection and Participatory Analysis
  • Systematic Reviews, Environmental Scans, and Meta-Analyses
  • Program Evaluation
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Planning and Support
  • Technical Expert, Partner, and Community Member Meeting Facilitation
  • Resource Center Management
  • Acessible Communication and Knowledge Dissemination

Subject Matter Expertise

Economic, social, and environmental injustices in the United States and around the world have created systems of inequities that disproportionately affect people of color and other groups that have been economically and socially marginalized. NORC works with a variety of partners and funders on projects that examine and attempt to reduce systemic and structural inequities in a wide range of contexts. Samples of that work include:

Economics, Markets, and the Workforce

Education, Training, and Learning

Health and Well Being

Global Development

Society and Justice