This report provides results of a field pilot that was conducted in an effort to address respondent concerns about the burden associated with the number and type of contact attempts that are made during the Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) operation of the American Community Survey (ACS). This pilot employed a cumulative burden score stopping rule, and was conducted in August 2015 in roughly one quarter of the field geographies in which ACS interviewing was conducted. The results from the pilot will assist in preparing for deployment of the cumulative burden score stopping rule for the nationwide CAPI operations in the late spring of 2016.
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American Community Survey Item Nonresponse Rates: Mail versus Internet
Conducted evaluation to calculate item nonresponse rates across mail and Internet returns to compare the completeness of returns by mode.
Messaging Research With Stakeholders Distrustful of Government
Examines what messages or arguments could help motivate individuals who are distrustful of government to self-respond to the ACS.
Assessment of Messaging in the 2018 American Community Survey Mail Contact Materials
Learn about an evaluation of messaging in the 2018 ACS mail materials and recommendations for improving the messaging.