The American Social Survey (TASS)

The American Social Survey (TASS)

The Weidenbaum Center sponsors and directs The American Social Survey (TASS).  TASS provides university faculty access to a national survey three times a year (November, March, and July).  Faculty submit proposals for batteries of questions to be placed on TASS.  Cutting-edge social science research problems and advanced survey methods are given priority on TASS.

TASS respondents represent a national probability sample. Each TASS survey involves a fresh sample of 1000 respondents drawn from the AmeriSpeak panel of about 35,000 people.  Weights and response rates are provided with every survey dataset.

AmeriSpeak is a fairly new online survey unit of the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago.  Researchers are encouraged to learn more about AmeriSpeak at

Technical information on each survey will be provided here in the near future.

TASS Reports