Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey, 1997

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This project aims to survey and monitor 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, non-profits, educational and research organizations. The 1997 survey was conducted among residents of Nebraska on many topics of local and state interest, including quality of life, work, fuel usage, nursing homes, communication technology, child care, flex time, outdoor recreation and exercise.

Data File
Cases: 1,827
Variables: 392
Weight Variable: PWEIGHT; HWEIGHT
Two weights were included. The first weight, called PWEIGHT, produces a representative sample of individuals 19 and over living in the state. PWEIGHT adjusts for region, sex and age bias and a correction factor to compensate for differential probability of selection of the respondent within households with varying numbers of adults present. The second weight, HWEIGHT, produces a representative sample at the household level. Since some households were underrepresented, some adjustment was needed to compensate.
Data Collection
Date Collected: November 13, 1997 - January 31, 1998
Original Survey (Instrument)
1997 NASIS Methodology Report
Funded By
Bureau of Sociological Research; Sociology Department of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with several state agencies, private non-profit agencies, and university departments
Collection Procedures
A set of "core" questions were used from previous surveys. Then interested public agencies and/or faculty members could "buy" questions on the survey. Each buyer is allowed five to ten pretest interviews conducted by professional interviewers. The information collected from pretests helped improve the questions on the survey. Data were collected using the Random digit dialing and Computer-Assisted Interviewing (CAI) technique.
Sampling Procedures
A total of 1,800 respondents were reached. Each respondent was reached at least 15 times through random digit dialing. With each central office code, four-digit numbers were randomly generated from all possible four-digit combinations. Respondents were non-institutionalized persons in a Nebraska household with a telephone. Persons under the age of 19, in custodial institutions, group living spaces, military reservations and transitory visitors were excluded from the survey.
Principal Investigators
Bureau of Sociological Research of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: David R. Johnson, Director; Cheryl J. Wiese, Associate Director
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