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Omnibus Survey Household Survey Month Specific Information June 2002

Omnibus Survey
Household Survey
Month Specific Information
June 2002

This report presents the results of the June 2002 Household Survey. Each monthly survey will contain a set of core questions that are based on critical information needs within DOT. In addition, supplemental questions will be included each month that correspond to one of DOT's five strategic goals: safety, mobility, economic growth, human and natural environment, and security. Finally, specific questions posed by the various DOT modes will be included in each survey and will vary from month to month.

The June 2002 survey collected data between June 1, 2002 through June 10, 2002. Data were collected from households in the U.S. using a Random-Digit-Dialed telephone methodology. The final completed sample size is 1,089 cases, and the total number of variables in the public-use dataset is 171. The data were collected by M. Davis and Company (MDAC), under contract with the BTS.

Sample Telephone Number Selection

There were 8,200 telephone numbers for the June 2002 survey. A total of 4,576 of these numbers were identified as working residential numbers and were divided into 66 replicates. There were 43 fielding replicates initially released. During the course of data collection one additional replicate was released. Thus, 3,559 numbers were released for use by the telephone interviewers. Eight unused replicates from June's sample were used to conduct a pretest. Each pretest replicate had approximately 50 households. Twenty-two of the 66 June replicates were not utilized in the actual interviewing.

For this survey, the total number of telephone numbers in the sampling frame, N, is 261,905,600. The total number of telephone numbers in the sample (numbers dialed) is 3,559.

Specific Weight Adjustment for Households with Multiple Telephone Numbers

Some households have multiple telephone lines for voice communication.

The table below provides summary statistics for the number of telephone lines in the monthly sampled households.

Table 1: Number of Telephone Lines per Household

Value
Mean 1.165
Standard deviation 0.458
Minimum     1
25th percentile     1
Median     1
75th percentile     1
Maximum     5

Specific Weight Adjustment for Number of Eligible Household Members

The probability of selecting an individual respondent depends upon the number of eligible respondents in the household. The table below provides summary statistics for the number of eligible members in the monthly sampled households.

Table 2: Number of Eligible Household Members

Value
Mean 1.953
Standard deviation 0.867
Minimum     1
25th percentile     1
Median     2
75th percentile     2
Maximum     7

Post-Stratification Weight Adjustments

Adjusting weighted survey counts so that they agree with population counts provided by the Census Bureau can compensate for different response rates by demographic subgroups, increase the precision of survey estimates, and reduce the bias present in the estimates resulting from the inclusion of only telephone households.

The cells, used to construct post-stratification adjustments for this month, together with the number of sample observations and the national population estimates from the Census Bureau are shown in the table below.

Table 3: Post-Stratification Cells

Cell Description Sample Size Population
1 Male - Hispanic (Any Race)    26  10,167,034
2 Male - Non-Hispanic Black    30   9,883,467
3 Male - Age 18 - 24 - Non-Hispanic White    25   8,635,241
4 Male - Age 25 - 34 - Non-Hispanic White    63  11,985,017
5 Male - Age 35 - 44 - Non-Hispanic White    74  15,833,339
6 Male - Age 45 - 54 - Non-Hispanic White    68  14,165,493
7 Male - Age 55 - 64 - Non-Hispanic White    46   9,215,914
8 Male - Age 65 or older - Non-Hispanic White    75  11,755,768
9 Male - Non-Hispanic Other    42   4,146,032
10 Female - Hispanic (Any Race)    41  10,625,145
11 Female - Age 18 - 44 - Non-Hispanic Black    41   7,307,267
12 Female - Age 45 or older - Non-Hispanic Black    25   5,144,462
13 Female - Age 18 - 24 - Non-Hispanic White    27   8,531,226
14 Female - Age 25 - 34 - Non-Hispanic White    65  12,373,489
15 Female - Age 35 - 44 - Non-Hispanic White    96  16,061,583
16 Female - Age 45 - 54 - Non-Hispanic White    96  14,513,973
17 Female - Age 55 - 64 - Non-Hispanic White    74   9,837,412
18 Female - Age 65 or older - Non-Hispanic White   103  15,762,147
19 Female - Non-Hispanic Other    45   4,762,691
N/A Missing Demographic Information    27     N/A    
TOTAL 1,089 200,706,700

Data Collection Schedule

The survey was conducted over a ten-day period, from June 1, 2002 through June 10, 2002. A total of 1,089 interviews were completed during the survey period.

Disposition of Sample Telephone Numbers

The table below presents the distribution of household telephone numbers by disposition categories. The number of household cases in each category was then used to calculate a CASRO response rate of approximately 39 percent.

Table 4: Distribution of Household Cases by Disposition

Disposition Category Number of Households
Telephone Numbers Available 4,190
Telephone Numbers Released 3,559
Telephone Numbers Not Dialed     0
Telephone Numbers Dialed 3,559
Out-of-Scope Numbers (Ineligible)   606
BG - Business   185
CF - Computer/Fax   128
DS - Disconnected number   259
NC - Number change     8
NQ - No one 18 years old or older in household    13
UNB - Unavailable before and during study period    13
Scope Undetermined  878
NA - No answer   423
BZ - Busy     1
AM - Answering machine   161
LM - Left message    13
CCC - Cannot complete call     5
PM - Privacy manager     3
NQL - Eligibility undetermined because of language problems or deafness    38
RFI - Refused to speak with interviewer (screening incomplete)    62
HRI - Hard refusal   172
OD - Maximum call attempts reached     0
In-Scope Numbers 2,075
Complete 1,089
Partial Complete    28
CB - Callback   229
CBS - Callback Spanish     1
NAQ - No Answer Qualified   295
BZQ - Busy Qualified     9
AMQ - Answering Machine Qualified   277
LMQ - Left Message Qualified     9
CCQ - Cannot Complete Call Qualified     3
PMQ - Privacy Manager Qualified     9
DL - Deaf/Language    32
RFQ - Respondent refusal     7
UN - Unavailable    57
DR - Respondent deceased prior to completion of interview     0
AC - The area code is changed but not the number     0
HRQ - Hard refusal    30
CASRO Response Rate 39.53%