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American Trends Panel Wave 24




The American Trends Panel (ATP) was created by the Pew Research Center. Respondents were recruited through a random digit dial system (landlines and cell phones), resulting in a nationally representative panel of U.S. adults. Surveys were administered in English and Spanish and are web-based. The survey at hand (Wave 24 of the Panel) focuses on cyber harassment and religion "feeling" thermometers. A recent Pew Research Center report using this dataset can be found on the Pew Research Center website.

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Data File

Cases: 4248
Variables: 236
Weight Variable: WEIGHT_W24

A multi-step process is used to weight data for the American Trend Panel Wave 24. First, a base weight is calculated to account for initial survey selection probability of panelists and further subsampling to the panel. Second, an iterative weighting technique takes into consideration important population benchmarks. For further information regarding this weight variable, please visit the American Trends Panel survey methodology website by the Pew Research Forum.

Data Collection

Jan. 9-23, 2017

Original Survey (Instrument)

2017 Pew Research Center's American Trends Panel Wave 24

Funded By

The Pew Research Center

Collection Procedures

Panelists participated in a self-administered web survey. If a respondent did not have
Internet access, a tablet along with a wireless Internet connection was provided.

Sampling Procedures

Respondents of the American Trends Panel were recruited through a random digit dial (RDD) system. At the end of each survey, conducted in English or Spanish, respondents were asked to join the panel. Three surveys were used in this recruitment process: the 2014 Political Polarization and Typology Survey (Jan. 23 - March 16, 2014), the 2015 Pew Research Center Survey on Government (Aug. 27 - Oct. 4, 2015), and a survey conducted from April 25 to June 4, 2017. For numbers of individuals joining the panel from each survey, please consult the Pew Research Center website on the American Trends Panel (

Weights were applied according to a multi-step process. Several selection probabilities were accounted for. Original survey selection probability, panel subsample probability, and retention probability within the sample were considered. Finally, an iterative technique was used to align the sample to several important population benchmarks. Information for these benchmarks came from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey, the 2010 U.S. Decennial Census, the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, the 2015 Current Population Survey Volunteer Supplement, three recent Pew Research Center surveys aimed at the general public, and the 2017 ATP Panel Refresh Survey.

Principal Investigators

The Pew Research Center

Related Publications

"Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups", published Feb. 15, 2017 by the Pew Research Center.

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