Economic Values Survey, 1992
CitationWuthnow, R. (2020, April 16). Economic Values Survey, 1992.
SummaryThis is a survey of participants in the U.S. labor force. Nearly 100 social scientists, religion specialists and historians were asked to solicit topics to be included in the survey. "This sample is intended to be representative of the active labor force age eighteen and over living in the continental United States" (Wuthnow 1994, 270).
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Data FileCases: 2013
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data CollectionFebruary and March 1992
Collection ProceduresIn-person interviews conducted by the Gallup Organization
Sampling Procedures"The design is that of a replicated probability sample down to the block level in the case of urban areas, and to segments of townships in the case of rural areas. The sample design includes stratification by...seven size-of-community strata, using 1990 census data...Each of these strata are further stratified into four geographic regions: East, Midwest, South and West. Within each city-sized regional stratum, the population is arrayed in geographic order and zoned into equal-sized groups of sampling units. Pairs of localities are selected in each zone, with probability of selection and each locality proportional to its population size in the most current U.S. census, producing two replicated samples of localities. Within each subdivision so selected for which block statistics are available, a sample of blocks or block clusters is drawn with probability of selection proportional to the number of dwelling units.
In all other subdivisions or areas, blocks or segments are drawn at random or with equal probability. In each cluster of blocks and each segment so selected, a randomly selected starting point is designated on the interviewer's map of the area. Starting at this point, interviewers are required to follow a given direction in the selection of households until their assignment is completed" (Wuthnow 1994, 270-271).