Years Available
1988, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2016
Mode of Collection
Sample survey: telephone interview (cell and land line).
The Food Safety Survey is a nationally-representative telephone survey of adults (ages 18 years and older) in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The survey examines consumers' knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs about food safety. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), have been commissioning this survey periodically since 1988. The survey is intended to help FDA and USDA make informed regulatory, educational, and other decisions by providing a better understanding of consumer knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to food safety.
Population Covered
Noninstitutionalized adults ages 18 years and older in the 50 states and the District of Columbia who speak either English or Spanish.