Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey, 1998

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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. The 1998 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: 1,855
Variables: 273
Weight Variable:
Data Collection
Date Collected: November 5, 1998 - February 7, 1999
Original Survey (Instrument)
1998 NASIS Methodology Report
Funded By
Bureau of Sociological Research of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with state agencies and other educational and research organizations
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
Random digit dialing has been used to select new respondents since the inception of NASIS in 1977. The
sample of respondents is drawn from a population consisting of non-institutionalized persons in households
with telephones who resided in the State of Nebraska during the survey period (November, December, 1998,
and February, 1999). Persons under 19 years of age, persons in custodial institutions, in group living quarters,
on military reservations, and transient visitors to the state are excluded from the sampling universe. The
sample was targeted at 1,800 respondents. (From 1998 NASIS Methodology Report)
Principal Investigators
Bureau of Sociological Research of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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