About NORC

With its headquarters in Chicago, NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent, objective, non-partisan research organization that provides data and analysis to support people and organizations in making informed decisions on key social issues. Founded in 1941, NORC is one of the foremost social science research firms, working with clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. It is home of the General Social Survey, the long-standing bi-annual survey of American attitudes on an array of topics. Read more.

About the Associated Press

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from the AP. Founded in 1846, the AP today is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. The AP considers itself to be the backbone of the world’s information system, serving thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television, and online customers with coverage in text, photos, graphics, audio and video. Read more.​

About the Center

The Associated Press–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, supported by its client organizations, carries out rigorous social science research projects with a special focus on critical areas where there is a potential for social impact, including education, health care, race, unemployment and poverty. The Center seeks the greatest possible public awareness of the research results through the unparalleled, combined distribution channels of The Associated Press and NORC. Learn more.