National Organizations Survey (NOS), 2002 (ICPSR 4074)

Published: Dec 15, 2005

Principal Investigator(s):
Tom W. Smith, University of Chicago. National Opinion Research Center (NORC); Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina; Peter V. Marsden, Harvard University

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The National Organizations Survey (NOS) is a survey of business organizations across the United States in which the unit of analysis is the actual workplace. The study was conducted for the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Commonwealth Fund, to learn about the employment policies, benefits, and structures of organizations throughout the country, particularly the effects on business performance and worker productivity of rising workplace stress levels, rising health insurance costs or lack of health insurance, and the extent of mental health benefits and service offerings within organizations.

Smith, Tom W., Kalleberg, Arne L., and Marsden, Peter V. National Organizations Survey (NOS), 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-12-15.

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National Science Foundation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Commonwealth Fund


2002-10-24 -- 2003-05-16

NORC used respondent information from the GSS 2002 dataset to build the NOS sample. During the GSS 2002 interviews, half of all household respondents were asked to provide contact information for their place of employment including business name, address, and telephone number.

All participants in the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS), GENERAL SOCIAL SURVEYS, 1972-2002: [CUMULATIVE FILE] (ICPSR 3728).


telephone interviews and mailback questionnaires

survey data

The study had an unadjusted response rate, or complete rate, of 59 percent (n = 516) and an adjusted response rate, or participation rate, of 62.4 percent.



2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.


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