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Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

The Household Pulse Survey provides timely data to help understand the experiences of American households during the coronavirus pandemic. The survey asks questions about how education, employment, food security, health, housing, social security benefits, household spending, consumer spending associated with stimulus payments, intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, and transportation have been affected by the ongoing crisis.  

Data collection for Phase 3.1 of the Household Pulse Survey began on April 14, 2021, and data will be released every two weeks through the beginning of July. Each period’s release will include a Source and Accuracy Statement.

Phase 3 of the Household Pulse Survey began on October 28, 2020 and ended March 29, 2021. Phase 2 of the survey began on August 19, 2020 and ended on October 26, 2020. Phase 1 began on April 23, 2020 and ended on July 21, 2020. Technical documentation for all phases of the survey are available below.

Household Pulse Survey Nonresponse Bias Analysis

Phase 3.1 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 2 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 2 Methodology

Phase 1 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

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