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.
Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2023 Results
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.
Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2022 Results
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.
Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2021 Results
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.
Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2020 Results
For close to four decades, the Kinder Houston Area Survey has been tracking the changing attitudes and experiences of Houstonians.
Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2019 Results
Through 38 years of Houston surveys, KHAS has tracked responses to the economic and demographic transformations of the Bayou City.
Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2018 Results
37th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey
Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2017 Results
36th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey
Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2016 Results
35th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey
Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2015 Results
The 2015 Kinder Houston Area Survey tracks Harris County perspectives on the local economy, traffic and ethnic diversity.
Shared Prospects: Hispanics and the Future of Houston
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.
What Accounts For Health Disparities? Findings From the Houston Surveys (2001-2013)
Drawing on more than a decade worth of survey data, this report breaks down health disparities in the Houston area.
The Houston Education Survey: Public Perceptions in a Critical Time
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”).
Houston Area Asian Survey: Diversity and Transformation Among Asians in Houston
Survey data provides insight into Houston's diverse Asian communities.
The Houston Arts Survey: Participation, Perceptions and Prospects
This report uses survey data to answer this question: How do Harris County residents experience the arts in their lives?
Houston Region Diversity Report
A joint report analyzing Census data from 1990, 2000 and 2010.
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