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American Health Values Survey, [United States], 2015-2016

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Bye, Larry
  • Ghirardelli, Alyssa
  • Fontes, Angela
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
health; health behavior; health care; health disparities; health policy; ideologies; social values; values
  • Abstract

    The American Health Values Survey was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago in order to develop a typology of Americans based on their health values and beliefs. The survey examined values and beliefs related to health at both the individual as well as societal levels. The survey assessed the importance of health in day-to-day personal life (i.e. the amount of effort spent on disease prevention as well as appropriate seeking of medical care); equity, the value placed on the opportunity to succeed generally in life as well as on health equity; social solidarity, the importance of taking into account the needs of others as well as personal needs; health care disparities, views about how easy/hard it is for African Americans, Latinos and low-income Americans to get quality health care; and, the importance of the social determinants of health. In addition, the survey also explored views about how active government should be in health; collective efficacy, the ease of affecting positive community change by working with others; and health-related civic engagement e.g. the support of health charities and organizations working on health issues.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created online analysis version with question text..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: ABS: 22.4 AmeriSpeak: 19.4
  • Abstract


    • DS1: American Health Values Survey, [United States], 2015-2016
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2015-06
  • Time period: 2016-02
  • Collection date: 2015-06
  • Collection date: 2016-02
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
U.S. adults aged 18 or higher Smallest Geographic Unit: country
More than 10,000 interviews were completed with U.S. adults aged 18 or higher. A dual-frame sampling design was used, combining an address-based sample (ABS) with a sample from AmeriSpeak, an NORC probability-based national household survey panel. Data were collected through the use of multiple methods, including self-administered web and mailed questionnaires as well as telephone interviews. Data were collected between June 2015 and February 2016 in both English and Spanish.
Collection Mode
  • mixed mode
  • self-enumerated questionnaire
  • telephone interview
  • web-based survey
Funding institution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (71992).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37403 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37403.v1
  • Bye, Larry L., Ghirardelli, Alyssa, Fontes, Angela, Meit, Mike, Dwan, Kristin. Final Report: Health Value and Belief Differences Among Rural Americans. Chicago, IL: NORC at the University of Chicago. 2019.
  • Blacksher, Erika, Burns, Harry, Bye, Larry L., Carman, Katherine Grace, Rodriguez, Michael A.. Understanding and respecting values. Advancing Health and Well-Being: Using Evidence and Collaboration to Achieve Health Equity.New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 2018.
  • Bye, Larry, Chinni, Dante, Crum, Alia. How Americans value health. Knowledge to Action: Accelerating Progress in Health, Well-being, and Equity.New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 2017.
  • Bye, Larry, Ghirardelli, Alyssa. Topline Report: American Health Values Survey Data Tables. Chicago, IL: NORC at the University of Chicago. 2016.
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  • Bye, Larry, Ghirardelli, Alyssa, Fontes, Angela. Final Report: American Health Values Survey. Chicago, IL: NORC at the University of Chicago. 2016.
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Update Metadata: 2020-07-30 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-30

Bye, Larry; Ghirardelli, Alyssa; Fontes, Angela (2020): American Health Values Survey, [United States], 2015-2016. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.