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Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

The Household Pulse Survey is a 20-minute online survey studying how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting households across the country from a social and economic perspective. Phase 3.6 includes new questions on the ability to carry out day-to-day activities due to experiencing long COVID, non-parental childcare arrangements and costs of childcare, changes in transportation behaviors due to cost of gas, a series of questions regarding access to infant formula, and inflation and changes in behavior due to increasing prices.  Questions on K-12 enrollment and educational catch-up activities will be reinstated for Phase 3.6.

The HPS continues measuring core demographic household characteristics, as well as continuing to ask questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, education, employment, food sufficiency, household spending, household energy expenditures and consumption, housing security, physical and mental health, rental assistance from state and local governments, and sexual orientation and gender identity.

Each period’s release will include a Source and Accuracy Statement.

Data collection for Phase 3.6 of the Household Pulse Survey started on September 14, 2022 and is scheduled to continue until November 14, 2022. Phase 3.6 will continue with a two-weeks on, two-weeks off collection and dissemination approach.

Phase 3.5 of the Household Pulse Survey began on June 1, 2022 and ended on August 8, 2022.

Phase 3.4 of the Household Pulse Survey began on March 2, 2022 and ended on May 9, 2022.

Phase 3.3 of the Household Pulse Survey began December 1, 2021 and ended on February 7, 2022.

Phase 3.2 of the Household Pulse Survey began July 21, 2021 and ended on October 11, 2021. 

Phase 3.1 of the Household Pulse Survey began on April 14, 2021 and ended on July 5, 2021. 

Phase 3 of the Household Pulse Survey began on October 28, 2020 and ended March 29, 2021.

Phase 2 of the survey began on August 19, 2020 and ended on October 26, 2020.

Phase 1 began on April 23, 2020 and ended on July 21, 2020. Technical documentation for all phases of the survey are available below.

 

Household Pulse Survey Nonresponse Bias Analysis

Phase 3.6 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3.5 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3.4 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3.3 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3.2 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3.1 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 2 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 1 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

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