National Couples’ Health and Time Study: Sample, Design, and Weighting

Claire M.Kamp Dush, Wendy D. Manning, Miranda N. Berrigan, Jenny Marlar, Alexandra VanBergen, Angelina Theodorou, Dato Tsabutashvili, Manas Chattopadhyay

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The National Couples’ Health and Time Study (NCHAT) is the first fully powered, population-representative study of couples in America containing large samples of sexual, gender, and racial and ethnic diverse individuals. Drawn from the Gallup Panel and the Gallup Recontact Sample, when weighted, the data are population representative of individuals in the United States who (1) are married or cohabiting, (2) are between 20 and 60, (3) speak English or Spanish, and (4) have internet access. The data were collected between September 2020 and April 2021 in the midst of a global pandemic as well as racial and political upheaval. NCHAT includes surveys of 3,642 main respondents and 1,515 partners along with time diaries. We describe the sampling process, challenges weighting a diverse population-representative samples, and sociodemographic characteristics of the NCHAT study. These data will provide opportunities for new research on the health and well-being of American families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number62
JournalPopulation Research and Policy Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2023

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  • Cohabiting
  • LGBTQ2S +
  • Married
  • Population-representative
  • Survey

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  • Journal Article


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