The Social Indicators Survey (SIS) Center conducts research on inequality and survey methodology. Our mission is to provide unique data sources for the analysis of social problems, to provide teaching resources for Columbia University students, and to provide useful knowledge to social service administrators, planners, and policy makers in New York City and elsewhere.
Documentation for Waves 1 through 4 of the Social Indicators Survey (SIS) are now available for use by any interested researcher and can be downloaded from the below links. Information regarding changes in variable names across waves is also available below.
Data from Waves 1 and 2 of SIS are also available. Data from Wave 1 of SIS were collected from 2250 households in New York City (all 5 boroughs) and the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (encompassing the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) between July and November 1997.
Data from Wave 2 of SIS were collected from the 5 boroughs of New York City between May 1999 and March 2000, with 1501 households responding.
Data from Wave 3 of SIS were collected from the 5 boroughs of New York City between March and June of 2002, with 1501 households responding. Data will become available Spring 2003.
To obtain SIS data, please email Michael Weisner at firstname.lastname@example.org