SSRS Address-Based Sample
Cost-effective Sampling Frame that Covers the Vast Majority of the U.S. Population
It’s not a method…
Address-Based Sample (ABS) is a sampling frame that uses the residential addresses in the U.S. Postal Service Computerized Delivery Sequence File provided by approved third-party vendors. SSRS’s sister company, MSG, was one of the first approved vendors, and so SSRS has a long history with ABS starting with the 2008 Massachusetts Health Interview Survey.
ABS frames include practically all mailing addresses in the United States, therefore they support both mail and multi-mode designs, including telephone and online data collection.
Address-Based Sample Advantages
SSRS Helps Navigate the Four Ms of Address-Based Sample:
SSRS has used ABS for:
- Large statewide health interview surveys
- Political polling in targeted geographic areas