July 7, 2015

Is It Necessary to Reimburse Cellphone Respondents?

Appendix A: Questionnaire

RANDOMLY ASSIGN 60% OF CELL PHONE SAMPLE TO OFFER=1 AND 40% FOR OFFER=2.

ASK IF CELL SAMPLE AND OFFER=1 (CELL PHONE INTRO):

Hello, I am _____ calling on behalf of the Pew Research Center. We are conducting a telephone opinion survey about some important issues facing this country today. I know I am calling you on a cell phone. If you would like to be reimbursed for your cell phone minutes, we will pay all eligible respondents $5 for participating in this survey. This is not a sales call. [IF R SAYS DRIVING/UNABLE TO TAKE CALL; Thank you. We will try you another time…].

ASK IF CELL SAMPLE AND OFFER=2 (CELL PHONE INTRO):

Hello, I am _____ calling on behalf of the Pew Research Center. We are conducting a telephone opinion survey about some important issues facing this country today. This is not a sales call. [IF R SAYS DRIVING/UNABLE TO TAKE CALL; Thank you. We will try you another time…].

ASK ALL CELL PHONE SAMPLE:

CELL_MIN
Thinking about the cell phone you are using right now, are you worried about using too many cell phone minutes this month, or is that not something you are worried about?

1 Worried about minutes this month
2 Not worried about minutes this month
3 Have unlimited minutes (VOL.)
9 Don’t know/refused (VOL.)

ASK IF CELL PHONE SAMPLE AND OFFER=1:

MONEY2
That’s the end of the interview. If you would like to be reimbursed for your cell phone minutes, we can send you $5. I will need your full name and a mailing address where we can send you the money? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: If R does not want to give full name, explain we only need it so we can send the $5 to them personally.] {QID:money}

1 [ENTER FULL NAME] – INTERVIEWER: PLEASE VERIFY SPELLING
2 [ENTER MAILING ADDRESS]
3 [City]
4 [State]
5 CONFIRM ZIP from above
9 (VOL.) Respondent does not want the money

FOR INTERVIEWER ONLY, IF CELL PHONE SAMPLE AND OFFER=2:

ASKMONEY
Did respondent ask to be paid for their cell phone minutes at any time during the interview?

1 Yes
2 No

IF YES (ASKMONEY=1), ASK:

ASKMONEY2
Earlier you asked to be reimbursed for your cell phone minutes. We can send you $5. I will need your full name and a mailing address where we can send you the money. [INTERVIEWER NOTE: If R does not want to give full name, explain we only need it so we can send the $5 to them personally.]

1 [ENTER FULL NAME] – INTERVIEWER: PLEASE VERIFY SPELLING
2 [ENTER MAILING ADDRESS]
3 [City]
4 [State]
5 CONFIRM ZIP from above
9 (VOL.) Respondent does not want the money