Cornell National Social Survey (CNSS) is an omnibus survey initiated by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost. The objective of this initiative is to offer researchers at Cornell University an opportunity to collect survey data on a national random sample of 1000 adults in the continental United States. The survey is administered by telephone, using a random digit dial (RDD) method. The survey contains a small core of demographic questions, with all remaining questions being generated by Cornell researchers. The interviews average no more than 20 minutes in length and are conducted by the Survey Research Institute. The long-term goal is to offer this survey on an annual basis.