Center for Risk and Crisis Management

Oklahoma Meso-Scale Integrated Sociogeographic Network (M-SISNet)


The data below were collected with support from the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIA-1301789.

The Oklahoma Weather, Society and Government survey measures Oklahomans' perceptions of weather in our state, and also asks about their views on government policies and societal issues, to help understand how those perceptions and views might shape how Oklahomans use water and energy.

Since winter 2014, at the end of each meteorological season (winter, spring, summer and fall) the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Risk and Crisis Management (CRCM) has surveyed thousands of people all over the state of Oklahoma. Participants are selected randomly from all mailing addresses in the state; they are contacted by phone and are asked if they wish to be a survey respondent each season until spring 2018.

Below are codebooks for each season’s survey, along with a variable usage reference sheet and a link to download the full dataset from all fielded waves. This site will be updated with additional data and supporting material as more surveys are administered.

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Seasonal Survey
Overviews & Codebooks


Winter 2014 (Wave 1 of 17)

Wave Description: In the first wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was on obtaining baseline information and building the pool of respondents. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from December 2013—February 2014 (winter 2014), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as background demographics and underlying belief system question sets.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample
Time Period Referenced: December 2013—February 2014 (Winter 2014)
Dates of Collection: February 25 – April 6, 2014
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 602


Spring 2014 (Wave 2 of 17)

Wave Description: In the second wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was on obtaining baseline information for newly recruited panelists and reaching the full 1,500 statewide respondents. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from March 2014—May 2014 (spring 2014), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as background demographics and underlying belief system question sets.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample
Time Period Referenced: March 2014—May 2014 (Spring 2014)
Dates of Collection: May 28 – July 16, 2014
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 1,521


Summer 2014 (Wave 3 of 17)

Wave Description: In the third wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was on obtaining baseline information for newly recruited panelists in two Special Study Areas, and maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents. Only panelists in the statewide sample received an abbreviated instrument in this wave. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from June 2014—August 2014 (summer 2014), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as a special seasonal question set related to gardening.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Payne and Cimarron watersheds
Time Period Referenced: June 2014—August 2014 (Summer 2014)
Dates of Collection: September 3 – November 3, 2014
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 1,983


Fall 2014 (Wave 4 of 17)

Wave Description: In the fourth wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was on obtaining baseline information for newly recruited panelists in five Special Study Areas, and maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents. Only members of the statewide sample and Oklahoma City and Payne watersheds received an abbreviated instrument in this wave. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from September 2014—November 2014 (fall 2014), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as one special question set related to gardening and an extended battery of health questions.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: September 2014—November 2014 (Fall 2014)
Dates of Collection: December 6, 2014 – February 8, 2015
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,469


Winter 2015 (Wave 5 of 17)

Wave Description: In the fifth wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was on obtaining once-yearly baseline information for all survey participants, and maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents and recruited panelists across all five Special Study Areas. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from December 2014—February 2015 (winter 2015), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as background demographics and underlying belief system question sets.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: December 2014—February 2015 (Winter 2015)
Dates of Collection: March 6 – April 27, 2015
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,798


Spring 2015 (Wave 6 of 17)

Wave Description: In the sixth wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents and recruited panelists across all five Special Study Areas. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from March—May 2015 (spring 2015), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as a special question set related to risk mitigation for high wind events.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: March 2015—May 2015 (Spring 2015)
Dates of Collection: June 4 – July 22, 2015
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,527


Summer 2015 (Wave 7 of 17)

Wave Description: In the seventh wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents and recruited panelists across all five Special Study Areas. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from June—August 2015 (summer 2015), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as a special contingent valuation question set related to the Fort Cobb Watershed.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: June 2015—August 2015 (Summer 2015)
Dates of Collection: September 8 – October 23, 2015
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,532


Fall 2015 (Wave 8 of 17)

Wave Description: In the eighth wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents and recruited panelists across all five Special Study Areas. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from September—November 2015 (fall 2015), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as one special question set related to risk literacy and numeracy, one related to tornado knowledge, and one related to personality traits.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: September 2015—November 2015 (Fall 2015)
Dates of Collection: December 11, 2015 – February 1, 2016
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,636


Winter 2016 (Wave 9 of 17)

Wave Description: In the ninth wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was on obtaining once-yearly baseline information for all survey participants, and maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents and recruited panelists across all five Special Study Areas. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from December 2015—February 2016 (winter 2016), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as background demographics and underlying belief system question sets.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: December 2015—February 2016 (Winter 2016)
Dates of Collection: March 3 – April 18, 2016
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,586


Spring 2016 (Wave 10 of 17)

Wave Description: In the tenth wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents and recruited panelists across all five Special Study Areas. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from March—May 2016 (spring 2016), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as one special question set related to land ownership and use in specific counties of Oklahoma, and one special question set related to experiences and behaviors related to specific storm systems occurring in spring 2016 in Oklahoma.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: March 2016—May 2016 (Spring 2016)
Dates of Collection: June 7 – July 23, 2016
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,528


Summer 2016 (Wave 11 of 17)

Wave Description: In the eleventh wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents and recruited panelists across all five Special Study Areas. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from June—August 2016 (summer 2016), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as one special question set related to wildfires in Oklahoma.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: June 2016—August 2016 (Summer 2016)
Dates of Collection: September 8 – October 23, 2016
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,567


Fall 2016 (Wave 12 of 17)

Wave Description: In the twelfth wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents and recruited panelists across all five Special Study Areas. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from September—November 2016 (fall 2016), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as: one special question set related to prescribed fires in Oklahoma; one special question set related to energy mix, solar energy generation and net metering; and one special question set related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: September 2016—November 2016 (Fall 2016)
Dates of Collection: December 5, 2016 – January 17, 2017
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,547


Winter 2017 (Wave 13 of 17)

Wave Description: In the thirteenth wave of the M-SISNet, the focus was on obtaining once-yearly baseline information for all survey participants, and maintaining the full 1,500 statewide respondents and recruited panelists across all five Special Study Areas. The instrument focused heavily on the time period from December 2016—February 2017 (winter 2017), and included seasonally-appropriate questions on perceptions of weather and climate, behavior related to weather and energy use, as well as background demographics and underlying belief system question sets. The survey also included a special question set on hail damage and insurance and a set on cultural cognition.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide Oklahoma sample with over samples in the Oklahoma City, Cimarron, Canadian, Kiamichi, and Washita watersheds
Time Period Referenced: December 2016—February 2017 (Winter 2017)
Dates of Collection: March 9 – April 17, 2017
Unit of Observation: Household
Number of Respondents: 2,581