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ACS Research & Evaluation Program

The Research and Evaluation program conducts research and evaluation projects, including survey methodology research, important for the improvement of the ACS.

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Working Paper
Strategic Framework for Messaging in the ACS Mail Materials
Learn about cross-disciplinary messaging research and the development of a strategic framework for messaging in the ACS mail contact materials.

Working Paper
Usability Testing of the ACS on Smartphones and Tablets - Phase II
Learn more about whether the redesigned, mobile-friendly screens improved the respondent’s experience when completing the ACS using a smartphone or tablet.

Working Paper
Investigating the Use of Cellular Telephone Numbers in ACS CATI
Learn more about the impact of including cellular phone numbers along with landline numbers for collecting ACS data.

Working Paper
Evaluation of Changes Implemented in the 2016 ACS Internet Instrument
Learn more about how the 2016 changes to the ACS internet data collection instrument improved the respondent’s experience.

Working Paper
Replacing/Supplementing Sale of Agricultural Products Question on ACS
Learn more about the potential for using IRS data to replace or supplement the sale of agricultural products question on the ACS.

Working Paper
Cognitive Testing of the ACS Respondent Burden: Weeks Worked & Income
Learn more about how the Census Bureau is gathering feedback on the Weeks Worked and Income questions on the ACS that could help reduce burden for respondents.

Working Paper
Analysis of the Household Roster Questions on the ACS
Learn more about the household roster questions that help respondents determine who should be included as members of their household.

Page Last Revised - November 19, 2021
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