The institute is a nonpoliticized, nonpartisan, scholarly public policy research organization that sponsors comprehensive studies of critical social and economic issues. In order to understand the nature of and possible solutions to major public problems, the institute's program adheres to the standards of independent inquiry and is pursued regardless of political and social bias. The resulting studies are widely distributed as books and other publications and are debated in numerous institute conferences and media programs. The institute pushes at the frontiers of knowledge, redefines the debate over public issues, and fosters new and effective directions for government reform.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.independent.org

Address:
100 Swan Way Oakland, CA 94621-1428

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1986
Age (years)
Independent Institute
 37
United States average
 40
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: David J. Theroux
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Mary L. G. Theroux
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Graham H. Walker
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Independent Institute
 30
United States average
 51
Global average
 66
2021
Independent Institute
 34
2017
Independent Institute
 35
% Female staff
2023
Independent Institute
 30%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2021
Independent Institute
 21%
% Female researchers
2023
Independent Institute
 23%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 48%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
Independent Institute
 7
United States average
 60
Global average
 66
2020
Independent Institute
 6
Financials
2022
Independent Institute
 $5,449,140
United States average
 $34,597,830
Global average
 $8,142,297,863
2020
Independent Institute
 $4,861,349
2016
Independent Institute
 $20,792,210

Social

Likes (2023)
Independent Institute
 351,805
United States average
 67,517
Global average
 27,107
Likes (2022)
Independent Institute
 356,220
Likes (2021)
Independent Institute
 361,200
Twitter
Followers (2023)
Independent Institute
 31,000
United States average
 50,073
Global average
 20,011
Followers (2022)
Independent Institute
 30,525
Followers (2021)
Independent Institute
 30,845
Subscribers (2023)
Independent Institute
 64,200
United States average
 19,546
Global average
 6,278
Subscribers (2022)
Independent Institute
 53,600
Subscribers (2021)
Independent Institute
 49,000
Followers (2023)
Independent Institute
 3,218
United States average
 15,953
Global average
 10,621
Followers (2022)
Independent Institute
 2,737
Followers (2021)
Independent Institute
 2,337
Followers (2023)
Independent Institute
 3,541
United States average
 18,451
Global average
 12,056
Followers (2022)
Independent Institute
 3,319
Followers (2019)
Independent Institute
 2,454

Data notes

Last updated: 26/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation┬┤s website
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