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2013-12-03 12:26:23

NORC to Partner with Cerner Corporation, Change Healthcare to Examine How Price, Quality and Engagement Approaches Impact Consumer Choice CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NORC at the University of Chicago has been awarded a research grant to study the impact of quality and price transparency on consumer choice of high quality, yet less costly health care. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded the grant to NORC researchers under its new initiative, "Understanding the Use and...

2013-02-26 11:36:18

A newly released international study reveals that the issue of climate change is not a priority for people in the United States and around the world. The surveys showed that when asked to rank priority worries, people were five times more likely to point to the economy over the environment. Additionally, when asked about climate change, people identified the issue as more of a national problem than a personal concern. Coordinated surveys, conducted by the International Social Survey...

2012-12-19 08:23:51

Unemployment is seen as the biggest problem, 51 percent of respondents said it was O.K. to cut spending on national defense in order to reduce the budget deficit BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago released new survey results, 2012 NORC Presidential Election Survey: Americans' Views on the Deficit. Results from the survey suggest that a large majority of Americans are more concerned about...

2012-10-24 04:01:31

Metadata Technology North America to provide technical support for the capture of new metadata and development of web portal for the General Social Survey (GSS) and American National Election Studies (ANES). (PRWEB) October 23, 2012 Researchers will have access to improved metadata and new tools to search through and analyze the General Social Survey (GSS) and the American National Election Studies (ANES) under a new joint initiative launched by Inter-university Consortium for Political and...

2012-06-07 06:21:46

Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey explores how Americans understand, learn about, and act on energy issues CHICAGO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research announces publication and availability of a major survey of the attitudes of Americans about key energy issues in the United States. "From the price of gas at the pump to action by the federal government on energy policy, energy is an issue...

Your Odds Of Living A Long Life Just Got Worse
2012-02-07 10:46:07

Research just published by a team of demographers at the social science research organization NORC at the University of Chicago contradicts a long-held belief that the mortality rate of Americans flattens out above age 80. It also explains why there are only half as many people in the U.S. age 100 and above than the Census Bureau predicted there would be as recently as six years ago. The research is based on a new way of accurately measuring mortality of Americans who are 80 years of...

2012-02-06 13:09:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chances to reach extreme old age are much lower than previously thought, new research shows. Research just published by a team of demographers at the social science research organization NORC at the University of Chicago contradicts a long-held belief that the mortality rate of Americans flattens out above age 80. It also explains why there are only half as many people in the U.S. age 100 and above than the Census Bureau predicted there...

2011-09-06 02:15:00

- Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Explores Changes in American Life as a Result of the Terrorist Attacks CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research announces publication and availability of its inaugural project: "Civil Liberties and National Security: 10 Years After 9/11." "It is vital for citizens and policy makers alike to have a clear understanding of the most important issues of the day,"...

2011-08-31 10:00:00

Will Join Quality Social Science Research with Powerful Analysis and Journalism on Newsworthy Issues CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Associated Press and NORC at the University of Chicago announced today the formation of The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The Center will combine the expertise of NORC, one of the world's premier social science research organizations, with AP, the essential global news network whose news is seen every day over...

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...