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Current Population Survey Data on Same Sex Couples

The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years. Data about families and living arrangements are collected annually as part of the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC).

For CPS definitions and explanations, or for additional information information about the Current Population Survey, visit the CPS website.

Other Technical and Analytical Reports

Frequently Asked Questions About Same-Sex Couple Households [PDF - 315k]. Issued August 2013.

Related Papers and Presentations

Comparison of Estimates of Same-Sex Couple Households from the ACS and CPS 
  • Presentation [PDF - 1.1M] , by Daphne Lofquist and Renee Ellis. Presented at The Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington, D.C. March 31-April 2, 2011.
  • Poster [PDF - 237k]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Same Sex Couples |  Last Revised: 2015-05-08T08:08:35-04:00