National Research Center (NRC) at Polco gives local governments, and other public sector organizations, the data they need to make more informed decisions. For over 25 years, we've worked with hundreds of jurisdictions nationwide.
NRC is best known for our national benchmarking surveys, such as The National Community Survey (The NCS), and custom survey research. This benchmark database holds hundreds of thousands of resident opinions – making it the largest of its kind in the United States.
NRC delivers insights that inspire change. Our research reveals community perspectives that are representative, reliable, and ready to enact.
Protests against race-related police violence highlights a disparity between how black and white Americans experience the police. So what does survey research say about how ratings of law enforcement differ between races?Learn More →
Census data show that Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest generation in the United States. But how do Millennials engage with their communities? What do they think of their city government? And how do they communicate?Learn More →
COVID-19 has drastically altered our local governments and the communities they serve. So what does research tell us about challenges and opportunities for residents, local governments, and businesses?Learn More →