Census Bureau

APPENDIX A: NATIVITY QUESTIONS ON THE CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY

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The next few questions ask about each household member's country of birth.

NATVTY In what country (were/was)................. born? (Enter Code) ________
MNTVTY In what country was.................'s mother born? __________
FNTVTY In what country was.................'s father born? __________

(screens with country codes not shown)
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AUTOMATED SKIP PATTERN:

If NATVTY = US (1) --> END sequence for this person
If NATVTY = PR* (2) or OA* (3) --> go to INUSYR
If MNTVTY and FNTVTY = US (1), PR* (2) or OA* (3) --> go to INUSYR
ALL OTHERS --> go to CITIZN
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CITIZN (Are/Is) . . . a CITIZEN of the United States?

YES
NO
DK*
R*
--> go to CITTYPA
--> go to INUSYR
--> go to INUSYR
--> go to INUSYR

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CITTYPA (Were/Was) . . . born a citizen of the United States?

YES
NO
DK*
R*
--> go to INUSYR
--> go to CITTYPB
--> go to CITTYPB
--> go to INUSYR

CITTYPB Did . . . become a citizen of the United States through naturalization?

YES
NO
DK*
R*
--> go to INUSYR
--> go to INUSYR
--> go to INUSYR
--> go to INUSYR

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INUSYR When did . . . come to live in the United States?

YEAR 19_____
_______ years --> programmed exact year verification
DK*
R*

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* PR= Puerto Rico; OA= Outlying Area; DK= Don't Know; R= Refused.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division,
Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff

Authors: A. Dianne Schmidley and J. Gregory Robinson
Last Revised: October 31, 2011 at 10:03:02 PM