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APPENDIX B1

This appendix includes examples of the questions used by several major survey organizations for the purposes of weighting cell phone samples.

This appendix should not be considered an endorsement of these questions, but rather is offered as a resource to researchers looking for examples.

 

NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY

 

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

 

CALIFORNIA HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY

 

BRFSS

 

GALLUP

 

ORC MACRO INTERNATIONAL

 

Face-to-face interview

Telephone interview

Telephone interview

Telephone interview

Telephone interview

Telephone interview

 

 

Overlap design – questions asked near end

Overlap design – questions asked near end

Screening approach for cell only

Overlap design – most questions asked near end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asked of people who can be reached by Landline

 

 

 

Do you have a cell phone for personal use?  Please include cell phones used for both Business and personal use.

How many different residential phone NUMBERS do you have coming into your household, not including lines dedicated to a fax machine, modem, or used strictly for business purposes? Do not include cellular phones.

 

 

Do you or anyone in your family have a working cell phone?

Do you have a working cell phone?
(If no/dk) Does anyone in your household have a working cell phone?

Do you have a working cell phone?

 

(If zero) Is this a cell phone-only household without any telephone landlines?
(If more than one)  
Do you have a working cell phone?

In addition to your residential landline telephone, do you also use one or more cell phone numbers?
How many?

 

 

How many working cell phones do you or people in your family have?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asked of people who can be reached by Cell Phone

 

 

 

 

First, to confirm, have I reached you on your cell phone?

Including the one you are currently on, how many cell phones do you own for receiving calls?

 

Is there at least one telephone INSIDE your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone?

Is there at least one telephone INSIDE your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone?

Is this cell phone your only phone or do you also have a regular telephone at home?

Do you share a cell phone for personal use (at least one-third of the time) with other adults?

(If reached on cell phone)
In addition to a cell phone, do you also have regular landline telephone service in your home?
Do you use that landline telephone to make and receive calls, or is it ONLY used for other purposes, such as connecting to the Internet, connecting to a fax machine, or for business purposes?

In addition to your cell phone, is there at least one telephone line inside your home that is currently working and is not a cell phone? Do not include telephones only used for business or telephones only used for computers or fax machines?
How many?

 

 

 

 

Do you usually share this cell phone (at least one-third of the time) with any other adults?

Is the CELL PHONE I have reached you on mainly used for personal use, or only for business purposes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

(If not reached on cell) Which of the following best describes you?
I only have a landline phone in my household and no cell phone
I have both a landline and a cell phone
I only have a cell phone

(If household selection used on the cell phone)
Does anyone else receive calls on this cell phone?
How many adults aged 18 and over receive calls on this cell phone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To determine relative usage for dual users

 

Of all the telephone calls that you or your family receives, are …
All or almost all calls received on cell phones
Some received on cell phones and some on regular home phones
Very few or none on cell phones

(Now thinking about all the people in your household, including yourself,) of all the telephone calls that (you/your household receives), are …
All or almost all calls received on cell phones
Some received on cell phones and some on regular home phones
Very few or none on cell phones

Of all the telephone calls that you receive, are …
All or almost all calls received on cell phones
Some received on cell phones and some on regular phones
Very few or none on cell phones

Thinking about all the phone calls that you receive on your landline and cell phone, what percent, between 0 and 100, are received on your cell phone?

Of all the telephone calls that your household receives,
All or almost all calls are received on cell phones
Some are received on cell phones and some on regular phones
Very few or none received on cell phones

Of all the telephone calls that you receive, are …
All or almost all calls received on a cell phone
Some received on a cell phone and some on a regular landline phone
Very few or none received on a cell phone

 

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1 The Task Force thanks Leah Melani Christian of the Pew Research Center for helping to compile most of the information in this Appendix. The Task Force also thanks each of the organizations listed in the table in this appendix for providing access to the wording of their survey items.