User's guide, Questionnaires and Codebooks
AHTUS User's Guide
The AHTUS User's Guide, compiled by the Centre for Time Use Research, provides detailed information about the samples included in the dataset.
How American Used Time in 1965
Questionnaire and study design collected by John Robinson
Time Use in Economic and Social Accounts, 1975-1976
Questionnaire and study design collected by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Americans' Use of Time, 1985
Study design collected by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
National Human Activity Pattern Survey 1992-94 (NHAPS)
National Time-Diary Study 1994-95 (NHAPS extension)
Description of the study design provided by the Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR)
Family Interaction, Social Capital, and Trends in Time Use (FISCT), 1998-1999 and 1999-2001 National Survey of Parents (NSP)
This data set combines two small-scale surveys collected by the University of Maryland Survey Research Centre.
ATUS Questionnaire 2003-2013
ATUS data are collected using a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) instrument. Using a CATI instrument means that a paper version of the survey is not available as a resource for researchers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an abbreviated version of the CATI for researcher reference.
ATUS Eating and Health Module Questionnaire
The Eating and Health Module was conducted from 2006-2008 as a special module to the ATUS. It was developed and supported by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute.
Eating and Health Module Questionnaire
ATUS Well-Being Module Questionnaire
The Well-Being Module was conducted in 2010 and 2012 as a special module to the ATUS. It was supported by the National Institutes of Aging.
Well-Being Module Questionnaire
ATUS Leave Module Questionnaire
The Leave Module was conducted in 2011 as a special module to the ATUS. It was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau.
Leave Module Questionnaire
User Note: Variable names in the questionnaires do not match those in either the original ATUS data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the ATUS-X data which is integrated so that codes are consistent over time within ATUS-X.