What a Difference a Noun Makes: The Impact of Re-wording Questions about Democracy and Its Alternatives
Nov. 3, 2021
WAPOR 74th Annual Converence presentation on the Impact of Re-wording Questions about Democracy and Its Alternatives.
The Paradox of Data Sharing and Data Privacy
Nov. 6, 2020

Over the past few years, calls for greater transparency and accountability in the natural and social sciences have intensified. This push has been driven in part by controversies among scientists over the integrity of their research methods, conflicts of interest, the inability to replicate the findings of well-known studies, and by the failure…

Survey of Independent Contractors
Dec. 18, 2019

We conducted an online survey of self-employed workers and independent contractors in the U.S. to better understand their working conditions and employment policy preferences. The purpose of the survey was to identify which potential employment benefits are most valued by self-employed workers. Interviews for the survey were conducted between…

Pain Medication Survey
Sept. 5, 2019

To better understand the role of pain and pain medication in the life of prime age men who are neither working nor looking for work, the Survey Research Center at Princeton University conducted a brief online survey of a sample of men age 25–54 using an Internet panel provided by Survey Sampling, Inc. (SSI). The first wave of the survey was…

Memorandum on Using Online Panels for Survey Research
Aug. 1, 2019

A few weeks ago, I attended a one-day conference in Washington DC on the use of online panels for survey research and public opinion polling.  As you probably know, web-based interviewing with online panels have many advantages over more traditional methods of survey research, the most important of which are speed and lower costs.  The news…

MIRA Survey of Musicians April-June 2018
July 1, 2019

This survey was designed to study the life circumstances and well-being of professional musicians and composers. The goal was to learn how different aspects of being a musician relate to overall well-being and life satisfaction. The survey was limited to people who earn most of their income as a musician or were working toward earning most of…

Survey of Online Workers, March 2015
March 1, 2015

From March 30-31, the SRC conducted a survey of 2,409 people who earn income as online task workers. People who perform remote, computer-based tasks for services such as RapidWorkers, Samasource, and Amazon's Mechanical Turk often work for sub-minimal wages and have little or no recourse if online task employers decide not to pay them. The…