How does the CBS conducts surveys?
Household interviews are conducted in various ways:
- The interviewer can visit you and conduct the interview using a paper questionnaire
- The interviewer can visit you and conduct the interview using a tablet
Am I obliged to participate in the survey from CBS?
Basically, all citizens are obliged to participate in the surveys carried out by the CBS. For some surveys (mostly researches concerning companies), this obligation is actually enforced by the CBS when necessary.
For surveys involving households (such as the Labour Force Survey), no penalties are imposed on homeowners who refuse to cooperate.
However, the CBS prefers to have people cooperate willingly, and hopes to convince them of the importance of cooperating by providing information in an effective manner.
How was my household selected for a survey?
Your household was selected at random. The CBS draws a random sample from an address file of the Civil Registry (Kranshi) containing all households, thus providing a representative picture of society.