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National Opinion Research Center

National Opinion Research Center

Chicago, IL 60603
Tax ID36-2167808

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About this organization







Conduct research and data science on critical societal issues to guide decision-making and the development of programs and public policy.


NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge. Our comprehensive and integrated services span the research cycle and offer solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science. Those services include: Strategy and Planning, Design and Methodology, Data Collection and Management, Analytics and Data Science, Policy Analysis, Program Implementation and Evaluation, Strategic Communication and Dissemination. Our areas of research focus include: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce, Education, Training, and Learning, Global Development, Health and Well-Being, Society, Media and Public Affairs

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The purpose of the non-profit is listed in the filing as “Norc at the university of chicago conducts research and data science on critical societal issues to guide decision-making and the development of programs and public policy. our experts identify relationships and trends, and evaluate programs and interventions, in the areas of economics, markets, and the workforce; education, training, and learning; global development; health and well-being; and society, media, and public affairs. in the course of this work, they advance research methods and technologies, and foster the responsible and scientifically rigorous use of data.”.

When discussing its operations, they were characterized as: “Conduct research and data science on critical societal issues to guide decision-making and the development of programs and public policy.”.

  • The non-profit's legally reported state of operation is CO.
  • The filing states that the non-profit's address in the year 2020 is 55 E Monroe Street 20th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60603.
  • The form submitted by the non-profit for 2020 shows a total of 3824 employees.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Has foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $3,383,587.
  • The remuneration plan for the CEO of the organization is based on a review and approval process by a neutral entity.
  • The organization elects its board members.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has a foreign financial account.
  • The organization has 8 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1942.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule J.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization engages in lobbying activities.
  • The organization pays $105,233,155 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $0 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.
  • The organization's financial statements were reviewed by an accountant.

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