Jan 24 -- The Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey is designed to meet a need for timely information associated with household experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Department of Commerce is committed to ensuring that the data collected by the Household Pulse Survey continue to meet information needs as they may evolve over the course of the pandemic. This notice serves to inform of the Department's intent to request clearance from OMB to make some revisions to the Household Pulse Survey questionnaire.
Specifically, the revised Phase 3.4 questionnaire includes a new question on receipt/intention to receive a vaccine booster; modifications to questions relating to children's vaccinations that expand response options to include children's age categories; modified reference periods for school enrollment and spending questions; the removal of an educational catch-up question; and a reinstated question related to distance learning.
It is the Department's intention to commence data collection using the revised instrument on or about February 23, 2022. The public is invited to submit comments to OMB before that date.
Household Pulse Survey website: https://www.census.gov/data/experimental-data-products/household-pulse-survey.html
Version 3.4 submission to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202201-0607-003
Click on IC List for questionnaire, View Supporting Statement for technical documentation. Submit comments through this site.
FR notice inviting public comment: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/24/2022-01237/agency-information-collection-activities-submission-to-the-office-of-management-and-budget-omb-for
For AEA members wishing to submit comments, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806