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PowerPoint Presentations

newThe Changing Face of Houston: Tracking the Economic and Demographic Transformations Through 32 Years of Surveys (April 2013)



powerpoint image 2012Perspectives on a City in Transition:
Presentation at the GHP-Kinder Institute Luncheon (April 2012)


powerpoint image 2011The New Pro-Growth Agenda:
Perspectives from the 30th Year of Houston Surveys (April 2011)


HAS PowerPoint2010 Perspectives on a City in Transition, From 29 Years of Houston Surveys (April 2010 ) powerpoint image 2009Making Sense of Our Times:
Tracking the Economic and Demographic Changes Through 28 Years of Houston Surveys (April 2009)



Reports and Survey Highlights

new2013 Houston Area Survey Hightlights


HAAS Report 2013Houston Area Asian Survey:
Diversity and Transformation among Asians in Houston
February 2013


HAS Report2012 2012 Houston Area Survey Highlights 2011 Survey Highlights2011 Houston Area Survey Highlights
HAS Report2010 2010 Houston Area Survey Highlights 2009 Survey Highlights2009 Houston Area Survey Highlights
2008reportthumbFULLSIZEAn Historical Overview of Immigration in Houston, Based on the Houston Area Survey

2007centfindthumbFULLSIZEHouston Area Survey (1982–2007):
Findings from the 26th Annual Survey

June 2007
2007regionalperspthumbFULLSIZERegional Perspectives:
Survey Research on the Differences in Demographic Patterns, Attitudes, and Beliefs across Six Major Sectors of the Houston Metropolitan Region

November 2007
2005reportthumbFULLSIZEPublic Perceptions in Remarkable Times:
Tracking Change Through 24 Years of Houston Surveys

2002reportthumbFULLSIZEHouston's Economic and Demographic Transformations:
Findings from the expanded 2002 survey of Houston's ethnic communities

1996summarythumbFULLSIZEExecutive Summary: Houston's Ethnic Communities, Third Edition
Updated and Expanded to Include the First-Ever Survey of Asian Communities

1996reportthumbFULLSIZEHouston's Ethnic Communities, Third Edition
Updated and Expanded to Include the First-Ever Survey of the Asian Communities



Data Files

(a) “HASALL (1982-2012)”: This file contains the full array of responses from the 31 years of surveys, including both the basic random surveys and the additional "oversample" surveys. The "oversample" interviews have been conducted each year since 1994, with an exception in 1996, to enlarge and equalize the annual samples of Anglo, African-American, and Hispanic respondents at approximately 500 each. It also includes the systematic surveys conducted in 1995, 2002 and 2011 with large representative samples of Houston's Asian communities (with a quarter of the interviews conducted in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, or Korean). These are the data that enable the project to analyze the continuities and changes that have been occurring over the course of more than a quarter century among successive scientifically selected representative samples of Harris County residents.

(b) “HASCENSUS (2003-2012)”: Beginning in 2003, the surveys have incorporated additional detailed information from the 2000 census on the characteristics of the respondents’ neighborhoods. The data include—not only at the level of home ZIP code, but also by census tract and block group—the population and geographical size of the neighborhood, its distributions by ethnicity and immigrant status, its age and gender composition, its employment and commuting patterns, and its levels of education and income. With this information incorporated in the data sets for the past six years of expanded surveys, researchers are able to connect the respondents’ perceptions and experiences with vital data on the neighborhoods in which they live, thereby adding an important contextual dimension to analyses of the factors that predict individual differences in attitudes and beliefs. The full array of census data, complete for approximately 85 percent of all respondents, is contained in this third data file. 

* The data files are available upon request.