Public Data Files in Excel and CSV Formats

The file naming convention for the Excel and CSV files begins with "NAWS", followed by a separator, "_"; which is followed by three letters and the number, "179", which conveys interview cycles 1 through 79.

For example, the file "NAWS_A2E179" contains the created and questionnaire variables in alphabetical order from "A" through "E" covering the period 1989 through 2014 (corresponding to interview cycles 1 through 79), and the file "NAWS_F2Y179" contains the created and questionnaire variables in alphabetical order from "F" through "Y" covering the period 1989 through 2014. Both files contain a unique respondent identifier (FWID), the fiscal year during which the data were collected (FY), and the weight variable (PWTYCRD). There is one additional file, REPWGTS179, which contains the 80 replicate weights and the variable FAYWTYRS.

The variable FWID is a unique identifier for each observation in the data file. Users who download the "NAWS_A2E179", "NAWS_F2Y179" and "REPWGTS179" files will need to merge the three files using the unique identifier, FWID.

CSV Files for MS-DOS Compatible Computers
File Name File Size (MB) Link To Download
NAWS_A2E179 Compressed: 4.29
Unzipped:21.1
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NAWS_F2Y179 Compressed: 2.82
Unzipped: 19.7
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REPWGTS179 Compressed: 2.46
Unzipped: 56.6
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CSV Files for Macintosh Computers
File Name File Size (MB) Link To Download
NAWS_A2E179 Compressed: 4.28
Unzipped:21.0
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NAWS_F2Y179 Compressed: 2.81
Unzipped: 19.6
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REPWGTS179 Compressed: 2.41
Unzipped: 56.5
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Excel Files
File Name File Size (MB) Link To Download
NAWS_A2E179 Compressed: 21.3
Unzipped: 98.2
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NAWS_F2Y179 Compressed: 15.4
Unzipped: 109
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REPWGTS179 Compressed: 12.7
Unzipped: 87.3
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