The Social Science Research Council, an independent, international nonprofit, mobilizes necessary knowledge for the public good by supporting scholars worldwide, generating new research across disciplines, and linking researchers with policymakers and citizens.
Democracy Papers | Kay Lehman Schlozman, Henry Brady, and Sidney Verba give an authoritative overview of inequalities of political voice in the United States.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS | As part of the Social Data Initiative, we invite researchers to study the role of social media in elections and democracy. Successful applicants will be permitted access to a large, global dataset of news website URLs circulated on Facebook.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT | Dean Melissa Nobles of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Professor Jennifer Richeson of Yale University elected to the SSRC Board of Directors.
Democracy Papers | André Bächtiger and Claudia Landwehr explore innovative ways to address citizen dissatisfaction with existing institutions of representative democracies.
NEW REPORT | A Portrait of New York City 2018: Well-Being in the Five Boroughs and the Greater Metro Area, from the Measure of America program
LISTEN | Kristen Lewis, co-director of the SSRC’s Measure of America program, discusses the new “Portrait of New York City” report with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Sheena Wright of the United Way NYC.