American Housing Survey (AHS)
Our address was selected and I am trying to research this survey conducted by the Census Bureau every 2 years via HUD. Got the letter a couple of days before taking off on vacation and the rep showed up this evening (DH and I are half asleep as we got back late last night). DH and i hadn't had a chance to discuss participation which is voluntary, so the rep is to call us Weds to see if we decided to participate or not. DH is against it; I'm ambivalent. I don't intend to answer questions not available in the public domain, but have no issues with answering others. Although neither DH nor I understand why they have to interview us vs. doing this on-line or HUD data mining housing info available in the public domain.
Getting the info will require some time on my part...they really think I retain fuel costs and can tell them how much electricity vs. gas I pay each year; maint. costs vs. remodeling... ...
My question really has to do with how valuable is our participation in this survey? If this will provide some valuable info I'm all for participating, however, at this point, we question that. Any thoughts?