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How the Data Are Collected

This section describes how the Census Bureau collects the Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions data and how the published data are generated. Select the appropriate topic below for information on the sampling frame, collection periods, collection methods, editing, imputation, sampling error, response rates and nonsampling error.

Population of Interest - Description of panel

Data Collection - Collection period and methods

Data Processing - Editing and imputation

Data Quality - Response rates and nonsampling errors


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions | 1 (888) 529-1963 | govs.pensions@census.gov |  Last Revised: September 30, 2014