For over four decades, the Kinder Houston Area Survey has been measuring the continuities and changes in the attitudes, beliefs and experiences of successive representative samples of Harris County residents. Through interviews with a total of over 50,000 Houston area residents, we have been watching the world change. In recent years, the survey expanded its reach from Harris County to include the quickly growing neighboring Montgomery and Fort Bend counties. The longevity of the survey allows for unique, longitudinal analyses that help us better understand this major metropolitan area and shows us who we are as a region – and where we’re going. No other metropolitan region in the country has been the focus of a research program of this scope. Over the years, the survey’s findings reveal how Houston is a harbinger of many of the changes facing urban areas across the country.
The 42nd Kinder Houston Area Survey provides a glimpse into how Houstonians are thinking about the economy, affordable housing, inequality, and other critical challenges and issues facing their communities.
The 41st Kinder Houston Area Survey shares Houstonians’ views on the economy, crime, the pandemic and other issues related to the city’s demographic transformations.
For the past four decades, Rice University’s Kinder Houston Area Survey (KHAS) has been tracking the changing attitudes and beliefs of Harris County residents. The 2021 survey summarizes the most consequential changes and their implications for public policy initiatives going forward.
For close to four decades, the Kinder Houston Area Survey has been tracking the changing attitudes and experiences of Houstonians.
Through 38 years of Houston surveys, KHAS has tracked responses to the economic and demographic transformations of the Bayou City.
37th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey
36th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey
35th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey
The 2015 Kinder Houston Area Survey tracks Harris County perspectives on the local economy, traffic and ethnic diversity.
The rich data from this research provide a rare opportunity to explore systematically the experiences and perspectives of the different Hispanic communities over time and to assess their prospects for the future.
Drawing on more than a decade worth of survey data, this report breaks down health disparities in the Houston area.
This report presents some of the most important findings from the Houston Education Survey, the second of three focused surveys that are together called the “SHEA” studies (“Surveys of Health, Education, and the Arts”).
Survey data provides insight into Houston's diverse Asian communities.
This report uses survey data to answer this question: How do Harris County residents experience the arts in their lives?
A joint report analyzing Census data from 1990, 2000 and 2010.