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Tracking socio-economic trends that shape the nation’s future.

NORC’s Economics, Justice & Society department gathers reliable, timely data to accurately assess the professional and financial well-being of individuals, communities, and the nation.

In addition to large-scale studies that explore national trends in the labor market, income and wealth, and social attitudes and opinions, we study a range of other topics, including religion, law enforcement, crime, traffic safety, energy, the environment, business dynamics, and how businesses use technology.

Economics, Justice & Society Experts

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Studies of financial trends aren’t just about numbers — they’re about the very real impact on people.

Surveying the State of Entrepreneurship in the U.S.

NORC Article

The Entrepreneurship in the Population Survey is a study of U.S. entrepreneurial activities—including interest in business ownership—with publicly available findings and an interactive dashboard.

GSS Videos for Educators and Students in STEM


Learn how to use the General Social Survey in your academic career and beyond in this short introductory, tutorial-style video series.

Developing a National Database on Police Use of Force

The nation’s first police database that combines police data across multiple cities


The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Harms After a Victimization: Experience and Needs (HAVEN)

A comprehensive update to the costs and consequences of criminal victimization


National Institute of Justice