Latest National Opinion Research Center Stories

2012-09-29 23:01:07

Metadata Technology North America developing new tools to facilitating delivery of National Science Foundation´s Survey of Earned Doctorates data and documentation (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 Metadata Technology North America Inc. (MTNA) is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with NORC at the University of Chicago towards the capture of new metadata and the development of tools to facilitate and automate the preparation and packaging of the National Science Foundation Survey of...

2011-03-11 15:46:02

Spending Study is the 27th in a series since 1973 by NORC at the University of Chicago In its 27th survey of American spending priorities since 1973 conducted as part of its General Social Survey (GSS), NORC at the University of Chicago today released a report on its most recent findings. Since 1990, education and health care had occupied the top two positions. While education continues its streak as the number one priority, health care fell to eighth place among American preferences. It was...

2010-12-07 17:54:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of one of the Supreme Court's most monumental decisions, NORC at the University of Chicago was hired by a well-respected group of news organizations to conduct a thorough review of more than 175,000 uncertified Florida ballots. Those organizations included: the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, and Cox News Service (for the Palm Beach...

2010-10-13 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NORC at The University of Chicago today announced the appointment of two new senior research fellows--Michael Collins, Ph.D. and Wilhelmine Miller, MS, Ph.D.--to the department of Health Care Research. "Across the board, in both the public and private sectors, health care reform calls for a focus on objective data and analysis that will allow decision makers to effectively implement the changes required by the new law, as well as to evaluate the...

2010-08-31 20:23:05

Fatal accidents can trigger public concern -- but follow-through lags too often, experts say More than eight of ten workers "” 85 percent "” rate workplace safety first in importance among labor standards, even ahead of family and maternity leave, minimum wage, paid sick days, overtime pay and the right to join a union, according to a new study from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The study, "Public Attitudes Towards and Experiences with...

2010-06-21 12:30:00

By Overwhelmingly Majorities and Across All Demographic Groups, Americans Say All Workers Should Have Paid Sick Days WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one in six people polled in a national survey (16 percent) say they have lost a job for taking time off from work to care for a sick child or family member, or to cope with their own illness. Released today, the survey was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago this spring....

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