U.S. Census Bureau COVID-19 Pulse Surveys
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau has created two experimental, short-term surveys to help evaluate the effects of business closures and stay-at-home orders in the United States.
Household Pulse Survey
The Household Pulse Survey is a 20-minute, online survey meant to assess how individuals, families, and communities are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Household Pulse Survey includes questions about employment status, consumer spending, food security, housing, education distributions, and physical and mental health. Participants are drawn from randomly selected addresses, and respondents may be asked to complete the survey up to three times to track the effect of the pandemic on households over time. The Household Pulse Survey data collection started on April 23, 2020 and will collect data for 90 days. Results will be released weekly on Wednesdays.
Invited participants will be contacted via email or text message. If you have been asked to participate, learn more here.
Small Business Pulse Survey
The Small Business Pulse Survey is a short survey geared towards small business. The survey consists of 16 questions regarding changes in revenues and employees, shifting to other good/services, missed payments, and financial assistance. The survey targets nonfarm, single-location employer businesses with 1-499 employees and receipts of $1,000 or more. The first Small Business Pulse Survey was conducted April 26 – May 2, 2020. The Census Bureau will survey a random sample of small businesses and post weekly updates on Thursdays.
Data availability is subject to weekly response rates and disclosure avoidance policies. Therefore, the specific-industries and number of questions covered by a data release will vary on a week-to-week basis. When available, data for Hawaii’s industries will be posted here.
Invited participants will be contacted via email. If you have been asked to participate, learn more here.
|Industry||Weeks available||Data availability|
|NAICS 23– Construction||Week 6||Low||Download|
|NAICS 42– Wholesale Trade||Weeks 2-9||Medium||Download|
|NAICS 44– Retail Trade||Weeks 2, 5-6 & 8-9||Medium||Download|
|NAICS 53 — Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||Week 9||Low||Download|
|NAICS 54– Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||Weeks 1-9||Medium||Download|
|NAICS 56– Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services||Weeks 2-3||Low||Download|
|NAICS 62– Health Care and Social Assistance||Weeks 2-3, 6-7 & 9||Medium||Download|
|NAICS 72– Accommodation and Food Services||Weeks 3 & 6-8||Medium||Download|
|NAICS 81– Other Services (except Public Administration)||Weeks 1 & 3||Low||Download|