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Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey, 2003




The Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey (NASIS) 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. The 2003 NASIS asks questions about outdoor and recreational activities, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, household composition, job situation, the care in nursing homes/assisted living facilities, voting behavior, and the Nebraska Department of Roads.

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Data File

Cases: 2426
Variables: 414
Weight Variable: PWEIGHT, HWEIGHT

"PWEIGHT contains an adjustment for the region, sex, and age bias found in the sample 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, is used when the information needed is at the household level."
Source: Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey 2003 Methodology Report.

Data Collection

Dec. 22, 2003 - May 12, 2004

Original Survey (Instrument)

NASIS 2003 Methodology Report

Funded By

Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bureau of Sociological Research, and other state agencies and educational and research organizations

Collection Procedures

The NASIS for 2003 was conducted as a telephone interview from Dec. 22, 2003 until May 12, 2004. A total of 2,426 interviews were conducted using the WinCati software and then processed by the BOSR staff.

Sampling Procedures

Phone numbers were generated at random by a computer (random digit dialing). The sample consists of non-institutionalized persons in households within the state of Nebraska who own a telephone and resided in the state during the survey period. Those excluded from the sample include: individuals under the age of 19, those living in custodial institutions, group living quarters or military bases, and transient visitors. Four-digit numbers were randomly created for each three-digit central office code (the first three digits of a phone number). The same number of four-digit random numbers was generated for each three-digit code using the Genesys sample generation program. To provide a random sample of individuals within each household, the interviewer asked for the number of individuals living in the household and was instructed through random computer selection to either speak with the adult who was the youngest, oldest, middle, etc.

Principal Investigators

Bureau of Sociological Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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