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

TASS-based research