Every UAS survey data set includes a series of key demographic variables, which provide background information about the respondent and household. The My Household survey inquires of UAS respondents their age, ethnicity, education, marital status, work status, state of residence and family structure, among other matters. To ensure the UAS panel’s data is current, My Household is administered quarterly to all respondents. If a respondent's My Household survey is more than three months old, they cannot participate in other surveys until their information is checked and updated.

The information gathered through the My Household survey is used in several ways:

A detailed listing of what is asked in the "My Household" survey can be found here. NOTE: the My Household data set only contains active respondents. Active' in this context is defined as having done at least one regular UAS survey (that is, any survey except for the My Household survey) within the last year taking today's date as reference. To obtain a data set with all panel members (past and current) please contact us by mail at uas-l@mymaillists.usc.edu.