in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

GSA Highlight

The Institute for Social Research serves as a national laboratory for the social sciences, advancing public understanding of human behavior through empirical research of extraordinary depth and breadth.

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Jon D. Miller

    Research Scientist, CPS Research Scientist, Soe-Educational Studies
    Jon's expertise is in the measurement and analysis of the public understanding of science and technology. Jon has measured … more
  • Lloyd D. Johnston

    Research Professor, SRC - Youth & Social Issues
    Dr. Johnston is an Angus Campbell Collegiate Research Professor and Distinguished Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's … more