TUS-CPS Questionnaires and Data Files


Questionnaires

The questionnaires for the 2001-2002, 2003, 2006-2007, 2010-2011, 2014-2015, and 2018-2019 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) are available for download below in two formats. In addition, for the May 2010-2011 special Longitudinal Cohort TUS-CPS, please see below - "2010-11 TUS-CPS" for the May 2010 baseline questionnaire and "May 2011 Follow-up" for the May 2011 follow-up questionnaire.

Data Files

SAS programs for creating a permanent SAS dataset from the .dat and ASCII text files are available for the harmonized and single wave public use files, respectively. For harmonized data files, please refer to the technical documentation Section V. For single wave public use files, please refer to the data table below. Each program reads all variables from the core and the supplement and creates a SAS dataset containing all the variables.

Replicate Weights

For CPS and other supplement files, including replicate weight files (2010-2018), refer to the CPS FTP site; the CPS questionnaire can be found on the CPS Questionnaires page.

2018-2019 TUS-CPS Initial Release: July 2018 Data Now Available!

The initial data release of the 2018-2019 TUS-CPS wave is now available. This includes the July 2018 data. January and May 2019 data are anticipated to be available in late Spring 2020. View major content changes to the 2018-2019 wave here.

For the questionnaire:
2018-2019 TUS-CPS Questionnaire: July 2018 (PDF)
2018-2019 TUS-CPS Questionnaire: July 2018 (DOCX)
Note: The January 2019 questionnaire is the same as the July 2018 questionnaire. Starting with the May 2019 questionnaire, heat-not-burn items were added.
To download data:
July 2018 Data (ZIP)
Note: Replicate weight files may be found at the CPS FTP site.
For summary results:
July 2018 Data Brief (PDF)

For user guide:
Technical Documentation (PDF)

Harmonized Dataset 1992-2015

Interested in tracking trends over time? How about enlarging your analytic sample size? Data from all currently available waves (1992-2015) were recently harmonized into a single dataset. Harmonized topics include cigarette use, workplace and home smoking restrictions, attitudes toward smokefree policies, advice to quit by physician/dentist, health perceptions/beliefs, and other tobacco product use.

To download data:
Harmonized Dataset (ZIP)

For variable/value listing:
Data Dictionary (PDF)

For user guide:
Technical Documentation (PDF)

For variable crosswalk and notes:
Codebook (XLSX)

For overview of database (proc) contents:
Contents list (PDF)

For frequency tables:
Descriptive tables (PDF)

The below table provides links to the TUS questionnaires, datasets, documentation, tables, and results documents for individual survey waves, as available. For additional detailed information about the surveys and datasets, refer to the Current Population Survey technical documentation on the U.S. Census Bureau's website. For CPS and other supplement files, including replicate weight files (2010-2018), refer to the CPS FTP site; the CPS questionnaire can be found on the CPS Questionnaires page.

Survey Year(s) Questionnaires Technical Documentation Data Files Data Tables Other Reports**
2018-2019 PDF, Word Jul Documentation Jul SAS*
Jul Data
   
2014-2015
July 2014
January 2015
May 2015
PDF, Word
Jul Documentation

Jan Documentation
May Documentation
Jul, Jan, May SAS*
Jul Data

Jan Data
May Data
Data Tables Highlights Document
2011 Follow-Up PDF, Word Technical Documentation Data file    
2010-2011
May 2010
August 2010
January 2011
PDF, Word  

May Documentation
Aug Documentation
Jan Documentation
May, Aug, Jan SAS*
May Data
Aug Data
Jan Data
Data Tables  
2006-2007
May 2006
August 2006
January 2007
PDF, Word  
May Documentation
Aug Documentation
Jan Documentation
May, Aug SAS*
Jan SAS*
May Data

Aug Data
Jan Data
Data Tables Bridging Estimates by Race Report
2003
February
June
November
PDF, Word  
Documentation
Feb, June, Nov SAS*
Feb Data
Jun Data
Nov Data
Data Tables Weighting the Overlap Sample Report ***
Representative Survey Findings from the 2003 TUS-CPS
2001-2002 PDF, Word Documentation Feb Data
Jun Data
Nov Data
Data Tables Representative Survey Findings from the 2001-2002 TUS-CPS
2000   Documentation Jan Data
May Data
   
1998-1999   Jan Documentation
May Documentation
Sep Documentation
Jan Data
May Data
Sep Data
Data Tables Representative Survey Findings from the 1998-99 TUS-CPS
1995-1996   Jan Documentation
May Documentation
Sep Documentation
Jan Data
May Data
Sep Data
   
1992-1993     Jan Data
May Data
Sep Data
The weights on the September 1992, January 1993 and May 1993 files  

*Files were coded for use in SAS software.

**Published reports. For a full list of published articles using the TUS, please visit the Publications Page.

***We refer to those who responded to both the February 2002 TUS and the February 2003 Tobacco Use Special Cessation Supplement as the overlap sample. The responses to the overlap sample can be analyzed as one-year longitudinal study with a representative sample of the U.S. and hence furnishes a unique opportunity for data analysis. This report summarizes weighting methodology and overlap sample characteristics.


Translated Questionnaires

Researchers can use the TUS-CPS translations with populations of interest to obtain information on current use of cigarettes, history of use, and cessation attempts. The translated questionnaires also include a shorter section on other tobacco use (cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and snuff). The questionnaires are designed for telephone administration but can be adapted to other modes, such as in-person interviewing.

Most translated questionnaires are available as a computer-assisted interview (CAI) instrument and as a paper-and-pencil interview (PAPI) instrument. Learn more about TUS-CPS translations into other languages.