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Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

The Household Pulse Survey is a 20-minute online survey studying how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting households across the country from a social and economic perspective. The survey asks questions about how childcare, education, employment, energy use, food security, health, housing, household spending, Child Tax Credit payments, transportation, and intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccination have been affected by the ongoing crisis.

Each period’s release will include a Source and Accuracy Statement.

Data collection for Phase 3.4 of the Household Pulse Survey started on March 2, 2022 and is scheduled to continue until May 9, 2022. Phase 3.4 will continue with a two-weeks on, two-weeks off collection and dissemination approach.

Phase 3.3 of the Household Pulse Survey began December 1, 2021 and ended on February 7, 2022.

Phase 3.2 of the Household Pulse Survey began July 21, 2021 and ended on October 11, 2021. 

Phase 3.1 of the Household Pulse Survey began on April 14, 2021 and ended on July 5, 2021. 

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 3.4 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3.3 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3.2 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3.1 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 3 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 2 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

Phase 1 Household Pulse Survey Technical Documentation

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