Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey, 1989

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This project aims to survey quality of life in the state of Nebraska, covering topics such as the environment, housing, health, recreation, occupation, education, family life, among others. A set of core questions are repeated each year, and additional questions are purchased by those interested in gathering additional data. It is conducted by the Bureau of Sociological Research of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in collaboration with state agencies and educational and research organizations.
Data File
Cases: 1,869
Variables: 599
Weight Variable:
Data Collection
Date Collected:
Original Survey (Instrument)
Designs, Procedures, Instruments, and Forms for the 1989 Fall NASIS
Funded By
Bureau of Sociological Research of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with state agencies and other educational and research organizations
Collection Procedures
Telephone interview
Sampling Procedures
Random digit dialing (RDD) was used to gain a representative sample of noninstitutionalized persons in households with telephones in the state of Nebraska. Persons under 18 years of age, persons in custodial institutions, persons in group living quarters, persons on military reservations, and transient visitors were excluded from this sample.

To ensure a random sample of persons rather than households, selection of eligible respondents within a household was based upon a random selection table printed on the label containing the telephone number to be dialed. Each table noted a randomly assigned respondent number for each household size; thus, if a household had three eligible respondents, one-third of the selection tables called for interviewing the first adult, one-third called for interviewing the second adult, and one-third called for interviewing the third adult. However, because the probability of inclusion in the sample is smaller in larger households, a weighting procedure is used to account for this bias.
Principal Investigators
Bureau of Sociological Research of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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