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Public-use data and documentation is available for the Research and Development Survey (RANDS) 1, 2, and 3. Each data file includes questionnaire data, demographic characteristics of the respondents, and sample weights. Data files are available in .csv and .txt formats. The codebook of variables, example SAS code to read the .txt file, survey questionnaire, and documentation from the vendor are also provided for each round.

RANDS 3

RANDS 3 was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) in the spring of 2019. The data collection began on April 11, 2019 and ended on April 24, 2019. NORC invited 4,255 of its AmeriSpeak® panel members to complete the RANDS web questionnaire. Of the panel members contacted, 2,646 completed the survey, resulting in a 62.2% completion rate. This survey includes existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), cognitive probe questions, and split sample experiments.

Rands 3
File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS3_readme.txttxt icon
Data file (.csv) RANDS3.csvexcel icon
Data file (.txt) RANDS3.txttxt icon
Codebook RANDS3_codebook.pdfpdf icon
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS3_read.sassas icon
Questionnaire RANDS3_questionnaire.pdfpdf icon
Technical documentation RANDS3_technical_documentation.pdfpdf icon

RANDS 2

RANDS 2 was conducted by Gallup in the spring of 2016. The data collection began on March 29, 2016 and ended on April 13, 2016. Gallup invited 8,231 of the Gallup Panel members to complete the RANDS web questionnaire. Of the members contacted, 2,480 completed the survey, resulting in a 30.1% completion rate. The questionnaire contains existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and targeted embedded cognitive probe questions.

Rands 3
File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS2_readme.txttxt icon
Data file (.csv) RANDS2.csvexcel icon
Data file (.txt) RANDS2.txttxt icon
Codebook RANDS2_codebook.pdfpdf icon
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS2_read.sassas icon
Questionnaire RANDS2_questionnaire.pdfpdf icon
Technical documentation RANDS2_technical_documentation.pdfpdf icon

RANDS 1

RANDS 1 was conducted by Gallup in the fall of 2015. The data collection began on November 2, 2015 and ended on December 9, 2015. Gallup invited 9,809 of the Gallup Panel members to complete the RANDS web questionnaire. Of the members contacted, 2,304 completed the survey, resulting in a 23.5% completion rate. The questionnaire contains existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

Rands 3
File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS1_readme.txttxt icon
Data file (.csv) RANDS1.csvexcel icon
Data file (.txt) RANDS1.txttxt icon
Codebook RANDS1_codebook.pdfpdf icon
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS1_read.sassas icon
Questionnaire RANDS1_questionnaire.pdfpdf icon
Technical documentation RANDS1_technical_documentation.pdfpdf icon
Page last reviewed: June 8, 2020