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Survey Administration

The NWS is administered online through Qualtrics Panels. Respondents are targeted using quotas to achieve a nationally representative sample based on age, sex, race/ethnicity and educational attainment. We oversample respondents from rural areas to enable robust rural-urban and within-rural analyses.

Accessing the Data

The research team is currently working to make the data and technical documents available to the research community. A restricted version of the data that will be made available through a data use agreement will include respondent state and county FIPS codes. Check back for updates.


NWS data collection is supported by the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (U01DA055972). The following individuals assisted with development of the Wave 1 or Wave 2 survey instruments: Mariah Brennan, Austin Brown, Mary Helander, Jennifer Karas Montez, Katie Mott, Claire Pendergrast, Alexandra Punch, Danielle Rhubart, Mary Kate Schutt, Stephanie Spera, Yue Sun, Emily Wiemers, Sean Withington, Douglas A. Wolf and Xiaoyan Zhang.

Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health