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How the Data Are Collected: 2014

This section describes how the Census Bureau collected the 2014 Annual Survey of Public Pensions and how the published data were 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 sampling frame

Data Collection - Collection period and methods

Data Processing - Editing, imputation, and sampling error

Data Quality - Response rates and nonsampling errors

For further information, please refer to the 2014 Survey of Public Pensions 2014 Survey Methodology [PDF, 221KB]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | State & Local Public-Employee Retirement Systems | 1 (888) 529-1963 | |  Last Revised: July 28, 2015