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Public-use data and documentation are available for the Research and Development Survey (RANDS) Rounds 1, 2, 3, and 4, and RANDS during COVID-19 Rounds 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, SAS formats, survey questionnaire, and technical documentation are also provided for each round.

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 3

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 3 was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) during late spring to early summer 2021. Data collection began on May 17, 2021, and ended on June 30, 2021. NORC invited 7,852 of its AmeriSpeak panel members to complete the questionnaire via web and phone. Of the panel members contacted, 5,458 completed the survey, resulting in a 69.5% completion rate. This survey included existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey, cognitive probe questions, and questions about COVID-19.

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File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS_COVID_3_readme.txt txt icon[TXT – 3 KB]
Data file (.csv) RANDS_COVID_3.csv excel icon[XLS – 2 MB]
Data file (.txt) RANDS_COVID_3.txt txt icon[TXT – 2 MB]
Codebook RANDS_COVID_3_codebook.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 202 KB]
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS_COVID_3_read.sas sas icon[SAS – 24 KB]
Questionnaire RANDS_COVID_3_questionnaire.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 297 KB]
Technical documentation RANDS_COVID_3_technical_documentation.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 180 KB]
Formats RANDS_COVID_3_formats.sas sas icon[SAS – 35 KB]

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 2 Probability Sample

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 2 was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) during summer 2020. Data collection for the probability sample began on August 3, 2020, and ended on August 20, 2020. NORC invited 8,651 of its AmeriSpeak panel members who were sampled for the RANDS during COVID-19 Round 1 Probability Survey to complete the questionnaire via web and phone. Of the panel members contacted, 5,981 completed the survey, resulting in a 69.1% completion rate. This survey included existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey cognitive probe questions, and questions about COVID-19.

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File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS_COVID_2_readme.txt txt icon[TXT – 5 KB]
Data file (.csv) RANDS_COVID_2.csv excel icon[XLS – 2 MB]
Data file (.txt) RANDS_COVID_2.txt txt icon[TXT – 2 MB]
Codebook RANDS_COVID_2_codebook.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 202 KB]
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS_COVID_2_read.sas sas icon[SAS – 24 KB]
Questionnaire RANDS_COVID_2_questionnaire.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 297 KB]
Technical documentation RANDS_COVID_2_technical_documentation.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 180 KB]
Formats RANDS_COVID_2_formats.sas sas icon[SAS – 35 KB]

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 2 Non-probability Sample

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 2 was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago during summer 2020. Data collection for the non-probability sample began on August 3, 2020, and ended on August 20, 2020. Overall, 5,502 people responded to the Dynata online opt-in panel. This survey included existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey, cognitive probe questions, and questions about COVID-19.

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File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS_COVID_2_np_readme.txt txt icon[TXT – 5 KB]
Data file (.csv) RANDS_COVID_2_np.csv excel icon[XLS – 1,012 KB]
Data file (.txt) RANDS_COVID_2_np.txt txt icon[TXT – 1,010 KB]
Codebook RANDS_COVID_2_np_codebook.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 87 KB]
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS_COVID_2_np_read.sas sas icon[SAS – 9 KB]
Questionnaire RANDS_COVID_2_np_questionnaire.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 219 KB]
Technical documentation RANDS_COVID_2_np_technical_documentation.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 141 KB]
Formats RANDS_COVID_2_np_formats.sas sas icon[SAS – 10 KB]

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 1 Probability Sample

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 1 was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) during summer 2020. Data collection for the probability sample began on June 9, 2020, and ended on July 6, 2020. NORC invited 8,663 of its AmeriSpeak panel members to complete the questionnaire via web and phone. Of the panel members contacted, 6,800 completed the survey, resulting in a 78.5% completion rate. This survey included existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey, cognitive probe questions, and questions about COVID-19.

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File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS_COVID_1_readme.txt txt icon[TXT – 5 KB]
Data file (.csv) RANDS_COVID_1.csv excel icon[XLS – 532 KB]
Data file (.txt) RANDS_COVID_1.txt txt icon[TXT – 531 KB]
Codebook RANDS_COVID_1_codebook.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 62 KB]
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS_COVID_1_read.sas sas icon[SAS – 5 KB]
Questionnaire RANDS_COVID_1_questionnaire.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 152 KB]
Technical documentation RANDS_COVID_1_technical_documentation.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 169 KB]
Formats RANDS_COVID_1_formats.sas sas icon[SAS – 6 KB]

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 1 Non-probability Sample

RANDS during COVID-19 Round 1 was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago during summer 2020. Data collection for the non-probability sample began on June 9, 2020, and ended on June 30, 2020. Overall, 6,220 people responded to the Dynata online opt-in panel. This survey included existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey, cognitive probe questions, and questions about COVID-19.

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File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS_COVID_1_np_readme.txt txt icon[TXT – 5 KB]
Data file (.csv) RANDS_COVID_1_np.csv excel icon[XLS – 532 KB]
Data file (.txt) RANDS_COVID_1_np.txt txt icon[TXT – 531 KB]
Codebook RANDS_COVID_1_np_codebook.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 62 KB]
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS_COVID_1_np_read.sas sas icon[SAS – 5 KB]
Questionnaire RANDS_COVID_1_np_questionnaire.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 152 KB]
Technical documentation RANDS_COVID_1_np_technical_documentation.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 169 KB]
Formats RANDS_COVID_1_np_formats.sas sas icon[SAS – 6 KB]

RANDS 4

RANDS 4 was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) during summer 2020. Data collection began on July 17, 2020, and ended on August 24, 2020. NORC invited 4,914 of its AmeriSpeak panel members to complete the RANDS questionnaire via web and phone. Of the panel members contacted, 3,442 completed the survey, resulting in a 70.0% completion rate. This survey included existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey, cognitive probe questions, and several sets of experimental questions.

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File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS4_readme.txt txt icon[TXT – 5 KB]
Data file (.csv) RANDS4.csv excel icon[XLS – 532 KB]
Data file (.txt) RANDS4.txt txt icon[TXT – 531 KB]
Codebook RANDS4_codebook.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 62 KB]
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS4_read.sas sas icon[SAS – 5 KB]
Questionnaire RANDS4_questionnaire.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 152 KB]
Technical documentation RANDS4_technical_documentation.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 169 KB]
Formats RANDS4_formats.sas sas icon[SAS – 6 KB]

RANDS 3

RANDS 3 was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) during spring 2019. 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 included existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey, cognitive probe questions, and split-sample experiments.

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File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS3_readme.txt txt icon[TXT – 5 KB]
Data file (.csv) RANDS3.csv excel icon[XLS – 2 MB]
Data file (.txt) RANDS3.txt txt icon[TXT – 2 MB]
Codebook RANDS3_codebook.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 202 KB]
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS3_read.sas sas icon[SAS – 24 KB]
Questionnaire RANDS3_questionnaire.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 297 KB]
Technical documentation RANDS3_technical_documentation.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 180 KB]
Formats RANDS3-Formats sas icon[SAS – 35 KB]

RANDS 2

RANDS 2 was conducted by Gallup during spring 2016. Data collection began on March 29, 2016, and ended on April 13, 2016. Gallup invited 8,231 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 contained existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey and targeted, embedded-cognitive probe questions.

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File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS2_readme.txt txt icon[TXT – 5 KB]
Data file (.csv) RANDS2.csv excel icon[XLS – 1,012 KB]
Data file (.txt) RANDS2.txt txt icon[TXT – 1,010 KB]
Codebook RANDS2_codebook.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 87 KB]
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS2_read.sas sas icon[SAS – 9 KB]
Questionnaire RANDS2_questionnaire.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 219 KB]
Technical documentation RANDS2_technical_documentation.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 141 KB]
Formats RANDS2-formats sas icon[SAS – 10 KB]

RANDS 1

RANDS 1 was conducted by Gallup during fall 2015. Data collection began on November 2, 2015, and ended on December 9, 2015. Gallup invited 9,809 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 contained existing questions from the National Health Interview Survey.

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File Description File Link
Read Me file RANDS1_readme.txt txt icon[TXT – 5 KB]
Data file (.csv) RANDS1.csv excel icon[XLS – 532 KB]
Data file (.txt) RANDS1.txt txt icon[TXT – 531 KB]
Codebook RANDS1_codebook.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 62 KB]
Example SAS code to read .txt data file RANDS1_read.sas sas icon[SAS – 5 KB]
Questionnaire RANDS1_questionnaire.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 152 KB]
Technical documentation RANDS1_technical_documentation.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 169 KB]
Formats RANDS1-formats sas icon[SAS – 6 KB]
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