Together, We Find Evidence for a Better World
NORC partners with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world to inform the critical decisions facing society.
A History of Informing the Future
Since our founding in 1941, when we surveyed public attitudes about the U.S.’s potential entry into World War II, NORC’s trustworthy data and insights have informed society’s most important decisions.
For more than 80 years, NORC has used proven methods and pioneered new techniques to study the broad spectrum of human experience. We have explored the structural and personal factors that contribute to health and well-being. We have examined how we best learn at different stages of development and how education systems contribute to positive and negative outcomes.
We have charted the nature of employment and work and created deep knowledge about the state of the national economy and our relationship with money and income. We have helped governments around the world design, implement, and evaluate programs to improve the human condition. And we have probed the heart of the American psyche to understand the sometimes conflicting views that will shape the future of the country.
NORC at a Glance
NORC has the organizational scale and the interdisciplinary scope to conduct research in communities across the country and in countries around the world.