The U.S. Census Bureau today announced the beginning of data collection for phase 3.2 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey. This phase includes new questions on the Child Tax Credit, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), rent/mortgage arrears, utility arrears and restrictions, summer catch-up education activities for grades K-12, and preventative health care for children.
The Household Pulse Survey is the result of an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to provide real-time data on how people’s lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to inform federal and state response and recovery planning. The Census Bureau will release data tables from this phase on a biweekly basis starting Aug. 11, 2021. Public-use files will be released beginning Aug. 25, 2021.
Results of the Household Pulse Survey are available through the Household Pulse Survey Interactive Tool, detailed tables, and a public-use data file on our website. Household Pulse Survey results are also available in the Vaccination Tracker, which allows users to explore changes in vaccination rates and vaccine hesitancy for the nation, states and select population characteristics.