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Kinder Houston Area Survey


Now into its 33rd year, the annual “Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey” has measured systematically this region's ongoing economic and demographic transformations and recorded the way area residents are responding to them. No other metropolitan region in America has been the focus of a research program of this scope. No city more clearly exemplifies the trends that are rapidly refashioning the social and political landscape across all of urban America.

Learn more by viewing the presentation below, covering the central findings from the 2014 Houston Area Survey.


“Interesting Times: Tracking Houston’s Transformations Through 30 Years of Surveys,” the Kinder Institute’s dynamic new film, explores the findings from three decades of systematic research tracking the economic and demographic transformations of the Houston region by Co-director Stephen Klineberg. No other metropolitan area in America has been the focus of a long-term research program of this scope, and none more clearly defines the trends that are rapidly refashioning the social and political landscape of urban America. If you are interested in seeing more of “Interesting Times,” please e-mail kinder@rice.edu or click here

Houston Area Asian Survey

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In 1995, 2002 and 2011, with generous support from the Houston community, we were able to expand the annual "Houston Area Survey" to reach representative samples of 500 Harris County Asians, the only systematic surveys of the entire Asian population in any city in the country. This research has proven to be an invaluable resource in providing scientifically sound facts and figures about the migration patterns, life experiences, attitudes, and beliefs among Houston's varied Asian communities. 

Click here to read more about the Houston Area Asian Survey.

We are grateful to all the community sponsors of 2011 Houston Area Asian Survey. If you want to join them and make a donation to support this research endeavor, please fill out the donation form.