UAS Yearly Weights
In September of 2023, the UAS team added a new datafile containing weights that can be used to create nationally representative values for the core surveys in the UAS, using the Comprehensive File.
The Comprehensive File includes wave-specific weights (r12final_weight, r13final_weight, r14final_weight, r15final_weight) that allow the sample to be representative of the reference population along several demographic dimensions. These dimensions include gender, race/ethnicity, age, education, household size, household income, and census region and urban/rural characteristics of the area of residence. You can find a complete description of the UAS weighting procedure here. These weights, however, are designed to allow the production of nationally-representatives estimates for the (approximately) two-year period that each wave spans.
The following downloads are available: