Rural Survey of Social Service Providers (RSSSP)

The Rural Survey of Social Service Providers (RSSSP) interviewed more than 750 program managers and executive directors from governmental and nongovernmental organizations providing assistance to poor populations in four rural areas. Respondents to the telephone survey were asked over 120 questions about services offered, client characteristics, organizational characteristics, funding streams, faith-based status, and geographic location.  Click here for the survey instrument.

The Rural Survey of Social Service Providers (RSSSP) was supported with grants from the University of Kentucky Poverty Research Center (UKCPR), the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center, the West Coast Poverty Center, and the Brown University Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) Program. The survey project also received support from the Taubman Center for Public Policy, the Department of Political Science, and the John Hazen White Public Opinion Laboratory at Brown University, as well as the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.

Preferred citation for the RSSSP:  Allard, Scott W. 2006. Rural Survey of Social Service Providers (RSSSP). Providence, R.I.: Brown University.