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Interview

Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) Survey

Beginning in April 2003, CE Interview Survey data have been collected via Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) which is used by a Census Bureau field representative to conduct the interview. Each household is interviewed every 3 months over 5 calendar quarters. In the initial interview, information is collected on demographic and family characteristics and on the inventory of major durable goods of the consumer unit. Expenditure information is collected in the second through fifth interview using uniform questionnaires. In the fifth interview, supplemental questions are asked to account for changes in assets and liabilities.

Interview Survey Information Booklet

This booklet, which is organized by section of the CAPI Survey, is used during the interview to provide the respondent with clarification and/or examples of many types of expenditures.

  • Interview Survey Information Booklet 2013 (PDF 1.5MB)
  • 2011-12 (PDF)
  • 2009-10 (PDF)
  • 2007-08 (PDF)
  • 2006 (PDF)
  • 2005 (PDF)
  • 2004 (PDF)
  • 2003 (PDF)

Archived Interview Forms

  • Interview Survey Form 2001 (PDF)
  • Interview Survey Information Booklet 2001 (PDF)
  • Interview Survey Form 1999 (PDF 1.3 MB)
  • Interview Control Card 1999 (PDF)
  • Interview Survey Form 1996 (PDF 1.3 MB)
  • Interview Control Card 1996 (PDF)
  • Interview Survey Information Booklet 1996 (PDF)
  • Interview Survey Form 1973 (zip 17.4 MB)
  • Interview Survey Form 1972 (zip 14.7 MB)
  • Interview Survey Form 1960-61 (PDF 4.2 MB)

Diary

Diary

The self-administered Diary in which respondents record all of their household's purchases each day for two consecutive 1-week periods.

  • Diary Survey Form 2013 (PDF)
  • 2005-12 (PDF)

Computer Assisted Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire

Beginning in January 2004, CE Diary Survey household characteristics data have been collected via Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI). A Census Bureau field representative uses the CAPI instrument to collect information about the Diary Survey respondent household, including demographic characteristics and income.

Diary Survey Information Booklet

This booklet, which is organized by section of the Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire and Survey Form, is used to provide the respondent with clarification and/or examples of response choices.

  • Diary Survey Information Booklet 2013 (PDF)
  • 2011-12 (PDF)
  • 2009-10 (PDF)
  • 2005-08 (PDF)
  • 2004 (PDF)

Archived Diary Forms

  • Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire 2003 (PDF)
  • Diary Survey Information Booklet 2003 (PDF)
  • Diary Survey Form 1998 (PDF)
  • Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire 1998 (PDF)
  • Diary Survey Form 1996 (PDF)
  • Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire 1996 (PDF)
  • Diary Survey Form 1973 (PDF 1.6 MB)
  • Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire 1973 (PDF 1.2 MB)
  • Diary Survey Form 1972 (PDF 2.0 MB)
  • Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire 1972 (PDF)
  • Diary Survey Form 1960-61 (PDF 3.1 MB)

 

Last Modified Date: November 3, 2014