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North Dakota Compass

North Dakota Compass provides and promotes the use of credible data to improve the quality of life in North Dakota.

A project of the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University, North Dakota Compass provides reliable and consistent information needed by North Dakota’s community, policy, organizational, non-profit, and business leaders who must plan for the future in an environment of continuous change. More >

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Taking the pulse of North Dakota households during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ina Cernusca is the project director for North Dakota Compass and a research specialist within the Center for Social Research. With extensive experience in market and social research, she has participated in many projects that involved quantitative and qualitative research, grant writing, project management, and outreach/extension activities. Born and raised in Romania, Ina moved to the United States in 2001 with her family. Ina earned her MBA from the University of Missouri, in Columbia, MO, and worked as a marketing research specialist with the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri prior to moving to North Dakota.
In this article, Ina analyzes results of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey and presents some impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on North Dakota’s households.

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NEW - COVID-19 Data Resources

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Geographic Profiles

Find data organized by geographic area. Get profiles by state, planning region, Native American reservation area, county, metropolitan and micropolitan areas, and cities with populations of at least 1,000 people. View profiles >

State Legislative District Profiles

Highlighting measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics for each of the 47 districts in North Dakota.
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