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American Trends Panel Wave 70




The American Trends Panel (ATP) is a national, probability-based online panel of adults living in households in the United States. On behalf of the Pew Research Center, Ipsos Public Affairs (''Ipsos'') conducted the Wave 70 survey of the panel from July 13 to July 19, 2020. In total, 10,211 ATP members (both English and Spanish language survey-takers) completed the Wave 70 survey. Survey weights were provided for the total responding sample. The margin of sampling error for weighted estimates based on the full sample is +/- 1.5 percentage points. For the Wave 70 survey, special topics include religion in public life, social media's role in politics and society, and COVID-19 contact tracing.

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Data File

Cases: 10211
Variables: 142
Weight Variable: WEIGHT_70

Survey weights are needed to support reliable inference from the panel to the target population of US adults. The final survey dataset contains a total sample weight variable (WEIGHT_W70).

Data Collection

July 13-19, 2020

Original Survey (Instrument)

American Trends Panel Wave 70

Funded By

Support for this project was provided by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Collection Procedures

The data collection field period for Wave 70 was July 13 to July 19, 2020. Postcard notifications were mailed to all ATP panelists with a known residential address on July 13, 2020. On July 13 and July 14, invitations to Wave 70 were sent out in two separate launches: Soft Launch and Full Launch. Sixty panelists were included in the soft launch which began with an initial invitation sent on July 13. The ATP panelists chosen for the initial soft launch were known responders who had completed previous ATP surveys within one day of receiving their invitation. All remaining English and Spanish panelists were included in the full launch and were sent an invitation on July 14. All panelists with an email address received an email invitation and up to two email reminders if they did not respond to the survey. All ATP panelists that consented to SMS messages received an SMS invitation and up to two SMS reminders.

ATP panelists who completed their survey in Spanish and all converted panelists who had received a tablet were offered a $20 post-paid incentive for completing the Wave 70 survey. Panelists who were age 18-29, African American, with high school education or less, were not registered to vote, or reported being Hispanic but taking the survey in English in the RDD recruitment survey were offered a $10 post-paid incentive for completing the Wave 70 survey. All other panelists who completed the survey were offered a $5 post-paid incentive. Respondents could choose to receive the post-paid incentive in the form of a check or a gift code to or could choose to decline the incentive. The differential incentive amounts were designed to increase panel survey participation among groups that traditionally have low survey response propensities.

Sampling Procedures

The overall target population for Wave 70 was non-institutionalized persons age 18 and over, living in the US, including Alaska and Hawaii. The sample consisted of 12,981 ATP members that were still active.

Principal Investigators

Pew Research Center

Related Publications

"Americans Oppose Religious Exemptions from Coronavirus-Related Restrictions", published Aug. 7, 2020 by the Pew Research Center.

"American Trends Panel Wave 70." Pew Research Center.

"The American Trends Panel." Pew Research Center.

"Growing and Improving Pew Research Center's American Trends Panel," published Feb. 27, 2019 by the Pew Research Center.

"American Trends Panel Datasets." Pew Research Center.

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