TAPS Data Archive

Public Release 1, December 2011-December 2012 Surveys

Public Release 2, January 2013-December 2013 Surveys

Public Release 3, January 2014-December 2014 Surveys

Public Release 4, January 2015-December 2015 Surveys

Public Release 4, January 2016-December 2016 Surveys

Public Release 5, January 2017-December 2017 Surveys

Public Release 6, January 2018 Survey

Comprehensive Profile Survey (Demographic Variables for All Panelists Recruited)

TAPS Documentation

Codebook -- The TAPS documentation is sorted three ways below to aid you in locating information.

  • Alpha (sorted alphabetically by variable name)
  • Recurring Topic (sorted by topics, showing how many time a question has been asked of the panel)
  • Month-to-Month (sorted by monthly survey)

Technical Report -- The technical report gives information on response rates, sample sizes, how to use weights, variable name explanation, etc.

The resulting sample design and expected outcome is as follows:

Stratum Mailing count Mailing distribution Yields proportion Yields count Profiled proportion Profiled count Strata distributions sample Strata distributions frame
1. Hispanic 18-24 333 1.0% 0.056 19 0.65 12 0.6% 0.2%
2. Hispanic 25+/unk 6,943 19.9% 0.064 445 0.65 289 14.4% 14.1%
3. Other 18-24 459 1.3% 0.144 68 0.65 44 2.7% 0.7%
4. All Else 25+/unk 27,071 77.8% 0.094 2,550 0.65 1,657 82.8% 85.0%
Overall 34,816           100.0% 100.0%





TAPS Dataverse

The Dataverse Network supports the sharing of open data and enables reproducible is a repository for research data.  


The weightTAPSPACK subsets The American Panel Survey (TAPS) data by outcome and covariates, models the attrition rates, imputes data for attrited individuals, and finds weights for analysis.  It is currently available on CRAN.  Full documentation can be found at https://cran.fhcrc.org/web/packages/weightTAPSPACK/index.html

For questions and comments regarding the package, please contact Michelle Torres.  (smtorres@wustl.edu)

TAPS Survey Screenshoots


November 2011


January 2012February 2012, March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012


January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013, September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013


January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014


January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015


January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016


January 2017February 2017April 2017July 2017August 2017October 2017, November 2017


January 2018February 2018


Creative Commons License

TAPS Survey Data by The Washington University, Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.