To see if attitudes are changing about the potential for using one’s home to cover living expenses in retirement, the Center for Retirement Research commissioned a survey that examined the house as a potential source of retirement income. Harris Interactive ® conducted the study online within the United States between January 24 and February 2, 2007 among 2,673 adults (aged 50-65). Figures for age, sex, race, education, household income, and region were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online. Below, you may access the questionnaire, results, and raw data from both surveys.
Program (zipped file): This file contains the STATA code used to analyze the data.
Questionnaire & Results: This file contains a set of basic tabulations.
Code Book and Raw Data: This file contains a legend of survey questions and the results
of the survey.
Excel Format (zipped file)
STATA Format (zipped file)
Suggested citation: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. 2007. CRR Retirement Preparedness and Home Equity Survey. Chestnut Hill, MA.