The following documentation about the Understanding America Study is currently available:
- UAS Data Pages Data guide
- Description of standard variable
- Description of weighting procedures
- Sampling and Recruitment Protocols and detailed reporting on recruitment waves
- UAS Client Road Map
- UAS HRS Public Use File Data Description (data file is available here; registration required)
- ESOMAR profile
For more information, inquire here.
The 2016 Daybreak poll site is election.usc.edu. The site provides access to Daybreak Poll pre and post-election surveys, methodology, and data.
The following additional reports are currently available:
The papers listed below have been written about and/or using data collected in the Understanding America Study. (For authors: if your paper is not listed here yet please just contact us).
- Sinayev, Aleksandr, and Ellen Peters. "Cognitive Reflection vs. Calculation in Decision Making." Frontiers in Psychology 6 (2015)
- Hays, Ron D., Honghu Liu, and Arie Kapteyn. "Use of Internet panels to conduct surveys." Behavior Research Methods (2015): 1-6.
- Goda, Gopi Shah, et al. "The Role of Time Preferences and Exponential-Growth Bias in Retirement Savings." No. w21482. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2015
- Greene, Jay P., Bogulski, Cari A. "The Effect of Public and Private Schooling on Anti-Semitism" American Enterprise Institute, (2015)
- Schuh, Scott, and Oz Shy. "US Consumers’ Adoption and Use of Bitcoin and other Virtual Currencies." (2015) (forthcoming)
- Zamarro, Gema, et al. "Comparing and Validating Measures of Character Skills: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample." (2016)
- Rappaport, Anna. M. "SOA Partnership Produces New Research on the Finances of Older Americans." Pension Section News, (2016): 12-14
- Rabinovich, L., et al. "Preparing for Retirement, Social Security Literacy and Information preferences among Hispanics: A Qualitative Study" CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper Series (2016)
- Huffman, David. Maurer, Raimond. Mitchell, Olivia S. "Time Discounting and Economic Decision-making Among the Elderly." NBER Working Paper No. 22438 (2016)
- Cheng, Albert. Zamarro, Gema. Orriens, Bart. "Personality as a Predictor of Unit Nonresponse in Panel Data: An Analysis of an Internet-based Survey." EDRE Working Paper No. 2016-12.
- Romley, John. Goutam, Prodyumna. Sood, Neeraj. "National Survey Indicates that Individual Vaccination Decisions Respond Positively to Community Vaccination Rates." PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166858.
- Chard, Richard, David Rogofsky, Joanne Yoong. (Forthcoming). Wealthy or Wise: How Knowledge Influences Retirement Savings Behavior”. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 4:3
- Sinayev, Aleksandr. Dual-System Theories of Decision Making: Analytic Approaches and Empirical Tests. Diss. The Ohio State University, 2016.
- Parise, Gianpaolo, and Kim Peijnenburg. "Noncognitive Abilities and Financial Distress." (2016
- Samek, Anya Savikhin. "The Association between Personality Traits and Voting in the 2016 US Presidential Election." (2017)
- Carvalho, Leandro, and Dan Silverman. "Complexity and Sophistication." (2017)
- Patricia P. Martin and Dale Kintzel. "A Comparison of Free Online Tools for Individuals Deciding When to Claim Social Security Benefits.” Research and Statistics Note No. 2016-03 (2016)
- Parise, Gianpaolo, and Kim Peijnenburg. "Understanding the Determinants of Financial Outcomes and Choices: The Role of Noncognitive Abilities." (2017)
- Lynn, Peter, and J. Ã. Annette. "Mounting Multiple Experiments on Longitudinal Social Surveys: Design and Implementation Considerations." No. 2017-05. Understanding Society at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, (2017)
- Chard, Richard, David Rogofsky, Joanne Yoong. Wealthy or Wise: How Social Security Knowledge Influences Retirement Preparedness. Presented at The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada February 2, 2016.
- Chard, Richard, David Rogofsky, Joanne Yoong. Wealthy or Wise: Social Security Knowledge, Retirement Savings Behavior and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Presented at The Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois April 7, 2016
- Alattar, Laith, Jeremy Elder, and David Rogofsky. Is Debt Good or Bad for a Comfortable Retirement? Exploring the Relationship between Consumer Debt and Retirement Preparedness. Presented at the American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico April 23, 2017.
- Yoong, Joanne, Richard Chard, David Rogofsky. Using Informatics to Examine How Knowledge Influences Retirement Savings Behavior. (2017) Presented at The 8th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, Orlando, Florida March 21, 2017.