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Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey, 2019 Winter




Smyth, J., & Witt-Swanson, L. (2023, May 23). Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey, 2019 Winter.


The Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey (NASIS) aims to survey Nebraskans to create current, topical information about Nebraskans (ages 19 and older) and to monitor changes in quality of life. The survey covers topics including the environment, housing, health, Nebraska legislature, recreation, education, family life, among others. A set of core questions is repeated each year, and additional questions are purchased by those interested in gathering additional data. This survey covers topics including food science, 3D printing, social networks, continuing education, behavioral health treatment and trust in institutions.

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Data File

Cases: 390
Variables: 411
Weight Variable: PWATE

The data were weighted in two ways to account for the within household probability of selection, nonresponse and population characteristics. First, data were weighted by the number of adults living in the household (HWAT) in order to adjust for within-household selection probability. Second, post stratification weights were applied based on age (AGE_GRP) and gender (SEX) in order for the data to more closely resemble the population. The final weight in the dataset is called PWATE.

Data Collection

Feb. 28, 2019 to May 10, 2019

Original Survey (Instrument)

2019 Winter NASIS Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey

Funded By

Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bureau of Sociological Research and other state agencies, private nonprofit agencies and other university departments.

Collection Procedures

The NASIS for winter 2019 was conducted using a mail survey. The sample included addresses for individuals and households in Nebraska who have an address according to the US Postal Service. The adult (age 19 or older) in the household with the next birthday after Jan. 1, 2019 was asked to complete the survey.

Sampling Procedures

The sample for 2019 Winter NASIS was purchased from Dynata. A total of 2,400 cases were provided to BOSR by Dynata on Feb. 19, 2019. These addresses were drawn throughout Nebraska with equal probability of selection. Known vacant addresses were excluded from the sampling frame. PO Boxes were only included in the sampling frame if those were the only delivery point for an address. ​​The initial survey packet was sent to all sampled addresses on Feb. 28, 2019. The survey contained 75 questions in 12 pages. A reminder postcard was sent to all sample members about one week after the group's initial mailing (March 8, 2019). In addition to the reminder postcard, a second survey packet was sent to all remaining non-responders on March 22, 2019. All materials were in English. A total of 390 completed/partially completed surveys were received and processed by BOSR through May 10, 2019.

Principal Investigators

Bureau of Sociological Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Dr. Jolene Smyth, Director; Lindsey Witt-Swanson, Assistant Director.

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