November 8, 2017

We have developed an exciting new Understanding America Study - Data Visualization (UASVis) Toolkit. The UAS Visualization Toolkit allows users to interactively explore various UAS datasets on a variety of key indicators through interactive, customizable and animated charts, tables and maps. These interactive visualizations are customized to each dataset and will be updated periodically. We gladly invite you to take the toolkit for a test drive and let us know what you think:

Explore the UAS Visualization Toolkit (opens in a new window)

And of course you can always access the UASVis Toolkit at any time through the Special Datasets drop down menu.

October 10, 2017

The new UAS Comprehensive File is out. It merges the data from a number core surveys in the UAS that are repeated every two years and is a great start when exploring the UAS data. Read more about it here.

September 20, 2017

The UAS Health and Retirement Study (HRS) Wave 2 data are now publicly available. Learn more about the UAS HRS in general or about the UAS HRS Wave 2.

September 11, 2017

We would love to hear what you think of the new site. Just give us your feedback (opens in a new window).

August 29, 2017

Note: Per September 1, 2017 the UAS weighting procedures have been updated. Read the new procedures here. The previous procedures can be found here. Data sets with weights based on the earlier procedures are available on request by email at

August 14, 2017

-All data sets are now available again for download (if not under embargo). -Search function is now available again through the 'Search' option in the top menu.

August 1, 2017

The UderStanding America Study data pages got A New Look! We have revamped our site to make it easier to learn about the UAS and use our data. Please do let us know what you think and also don't hesitate to contact us if you have any problems (e.g. logging in).

Some changes to note: