American Trends Panel Wave 46
SummaryThe American Trends Panel (ATP) is a national, probability-based online panel of adults living in households in the United States. On behalf of the Pew Research Center, Ipsos Public Affairs ('Ipsos') conducted the 46th wave of the panel from March 18 to April 1, 2019. In total, 6,364 ATP members (both English- and Spanish-language survey-takers) completed the Wave 46 survey. Survey weights were provided for the total responding sample. The margin of sampling error for weighted estimates based on the full sample is +/- 1.66 percentage points. The ATP Wave 46 asked questions about religious trust.
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Data FileCases: 6364
Weight Variable: WEIGHT_46
Survey weights are needed to support reliable inference from the panel to the target population of US adults. The final survey dataset contains a total sample weight variable (WEIGHT_W46). The design of this weight is described below.
Start with the base weights of ATP sample (includes the stratum sub-sampling rate in the base weights), respondents are weighted to represent the ages 18+ population with geodemographic distributions balanced separately within the two forms with respect to the following characteristics:
Gender (Male, Female) x Age (18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+)
Gender (Male, Female) x Education (High school graduate or less, Some college, College graduate+)
Age (18-34, 35-54, 55+) x Education (High school graduate or less, Some college, College graduate+)
Census Region (Northeast, Midwest, South, West) by Metropolitan Status (Metro, Nonmetro)
Race/Ethnicity (White Non-Hispanic, Black Non-Hispanic, Hispanic, Other/Multi-race Non-Hispanic) by Education (High school graduate or less, Some college, College graduate+) and education is not broken out (but collapse) within Other/Multi-race Non-Hispanic]
Accesses Internet by paying a cell phone company or Internet service provider (Yes, No)
Party ID (Republican, Democrat, Independent/Other/DK/REF)
Volunteerism (Volunteered, Did not Volunteer)
Registered Voter (Yes, No)
Race/Ethnicity with Hispanic Nativity ((White Non-Hisp, Black Non-Hisp, US Born Hispanic, Non-US Born Hispanic, Other/Multi-race Non-Hisp) Religion (Mormon, Jewish, Other) [Note: a new variable for W46]
The weighting benchmarks are provided by Pew Research Center. Weights are trimmed on the overall level (not separately by form) and scaled to sum to the un-weighted sample size of total respondents.
Data CollectionMarch 18 - April 1, 2019
Original Survey (Instrument)American Trends Panel Wave 46
Funded ByThe American Trends Panel (ATP) is supported by the Pew Research Center.
Collection ProceduresThe data collection field period for Wave 46 was March 18, 2019 to April 1, 2019 (the field closed at 8am EST). Postcard notifications were mailed to all ATP panelists with a known residential address on March 18, 2019. On March 18 and March 19 invitations to Wave 46 were sent out in two separate launches: Soft Launch and Full Launch. Seventy-three ATP panelists were included in the soft launch, which began with an initial invitation sent on the afternoon of March 18, 2019. The panelists chosen for the initial soft launch were known responders who had completed previous ATP surveys within one day of receiving their invitation. All remaining panelists were included in the full launch and were sent an invitation on March 19, 2019.
All panelists with an email address received an email invitation and up to four email reminders if they did not respond to the survey. All ATP panelists that consented to SMS messages received an SMS invitation and up to four SMS reminders.
ATP panelists who completed their survey in Spanish and all converted panelists who had received a tablet were offered a $20 post-paid incentive for completing the Wave 46 survey. Panelists who were age 18-29, African American, with high school education or less, were not registered to vote, or reported being Hispanic but taking the survey in English in the RDD recruitment survey were offered a $10 post-paid incentive for completing the Wave 46 survey. All other panelists who completed the survey were offered a $5 post-paid incentive. Respondents could choose to receive the post-paid incentive in the form of a check or a gift code to Amazon.com or could choose to decline the incentive. The differential incentive amounts were designed to increase panel survey participation among groups that traditionally have low survey response propensities.
Sampling ProceduresThe overall target population for Wave 46 was non-institutionalized persons age 18 and over, living in the US, including Alaska and Hawaii. The sample consisted of 8,396 ATP members.
The ATP subsample was selected by grouping panelists into seven stratum
1. Mormon stratum consists of Mormon panelists. There were 240 total panelists in this stratum and they are sampled at a rate of 100%.
2. Jewish stratum consists of Jewish panelists. There were 336 total panelists in this stratum and they are sampled at a rate of 100%.
3. Certainty stratum consists of panelists who are non-internet users. There were 680 total panelists in this stratum and they are sampled at a rate of 100%.
4. Very High stratum consists of panelists with a high school or less education. There were 1,989 total panelists and they are sampled at a rate of 100%.
5. High stratum consists of panelists that are Hispanic, Unregistered, or Non-Volunteers. There were 5,113 total panelists and they are sampled at a rate of 76.9%. 3,931 panelists were selected for Wave 46.
6. Medium stratum consists of panelists that are Black or 18-34 years old. There were 1,210 total panelists and they are sampled at a rate of 27.9%. 338 panelists were selected for Wave 46.
7. Low stratum consists of the remaining 3,925 panelists and they are sampled at a rate of 22.5%. 882 panelists were selected for Wave 46.
All sample was pre-split into two forms (FORM_W46) in order to better control the demographics within each form.
Principal InvestigatorsPew Research Center
Related PublicationsPew Research Center. November 15, 2019. "Americans Have Positive Views About Religion's Role in Society, but Want It Out of Politics."
Pew Research Center. June 11, 2019. "Americans See Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse as an Ongoing Problem."
"The American Trends Panel." Pew Research Center.
"American Trends Panel Datasets." Pew Research Center