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Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey, 2000




This project aims to survey and monitor quality of life in the state of Nebraska, covering topics such as the housing, health, recreation, occupation, family life, crime, 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 2000 survey was conducted among residents of Nebraska on many topics of local and state interest including quality of life, recreation, healthcare, assisted living, employment, childcare, public policy, Nebraska roads, crime and human services system.

The ARDA has added five additional variables to the original data set to enhance the users' experience on our site.

Data File

Cases: 1887
Variables: 552
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

November 15, 2000 - April 14, 2001

Original Survey (Instrument)

2000 NASIS Methodology Report

Funded By

Bureau of Sociological Research; Sociology Department of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; several state agencies, private non-profit agencies and university departments

Collection Procedures

A set of "core" questions were used from previous surveys. A second set of questions is incorporated to meet the needs of agencies and organizations who "buy" questions in the survey. Each buyer is allowed five to 10 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 targeted. With each central office code, four-digit numbers were randomly generated from all possible four-digit combinations. The NASIS 2000 used Genesys sample generation program which creates numbers based on area codes. 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. In the end, a total of 1,849 respondents fully completed the survey, with an additional 38 interviews that were partially completed.

Principal Investigators

Bureau of Sociological Research of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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