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.
Senior Vice President
Economics, Justice & Society Experts
Lisa BlumermanSenior Vice President & Department Head
Catherine C. HaggertyVice President
John RomanSenior Fellow
Jeff DominitzProgram Area Director
Dan BlackSenior Fellow
James C. FellPrincipal Research Scientist
Jeanette HussemannPrincipal Research Scientist
Carrie E. MarkovitzProgram Area Director for Youth Research
Martha StapletonPrincipal Research Director
- Behavioral Economics
- Civic Participation, Volunteerism & Governance
- Economic Measures
- Energy & Climate
- Entrepreneurship & Business Dynamics
- Income & Wealth
- Labor & Employment
- Media & Technology
- Poverty & Inequality
- Prices & Consumption
- Public Opinion & Attitudes
- Public Safety & Justice
- Social Justice
- Spirituality & Religion
- Transportation & Safety
- Workers, Consumers & the Economy
- Youth Development
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Studies of financial trends aren’t just about numbers — they’re about the very real impact on people.