Consumer Expenditure Survey

Front Section

The Consumer Expenditure Survey Front Section is used by the field representative to begin the Diary Survey participation process by introducing themselves and verifying the respondent's contact information. IMPORTANT: The Census Bureau does not release to the Bureau of Labor Statistics any confidential information such as names and addresses. This information is only used during the course of the interview.

  1. Enter 1 to Continue
  2. Skip Notes
  3. Quit: Do not attempt now.
  4. Noninterview
  5. Transmit for reassignment

*You are about to transmit this case for reassignment

*Are you sure want to reassign this case?

  1. Yes
  2. No

* Read if necessary.

I am (your name) from the US Census Bureau. Here is my identification card. We are conducting a Consumer Expenditure Survey for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. I have some questions I would like to ask you.

Did you receive our letter?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Non-interview

* Hand the respondent the letter

Allow time to read

  1. Enter 1 to Continue

* Is Respondent ready to complete the interview?

  1. Enter 1 to Continue
  2. Reluctant Respondent
  3. Non-interview
  4. Other Outcome
  5. Wrong address
  6. Inconvenient time

* If New CU, ASK:

What is your exact address?

[enter text] _____________

* If Second Or Third Visit:

  1. SAME address
  2. Address has changed

* Enter correction in space below

Press ‘ENTER’ for same/ no change

[enter text] _____________

Is this your mailing address?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What is your mailing address?

* Enter change or press ENTER for same/no change [enter text] _____________

What is your telephone number? [enter value] _____________

Do you have another phone number where I can reach you? [enter value] _____________

End of Front Section

IF NEW HOUSEHOLD/ FIRST VISIT: Go to Section 1 - Household Characteristics »

IF SECOND VISIT: Go to Coverage Section »

Go to CE Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire Home Page »

Last Modified Date: January 2, 2013

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