The vanishing respondent in telephone surveys

This article examines recent changes in the two major components of nonresponse: inaccessibility of potential respondents and unwillingness of potential respondents to participate in an interview.

The Vanishing Respondent In Telephone Surveys

Peter TuckelHunter College, CUNY andHarry O'NeillRoperASW

As is well known, response rates to telephone surveys have undergone a steep decline over the last several decades (see, for example, Brehm, 1993; Groves...