For the first 22 years of this research program, we have been indebted
to the firm of Telesurveys Research Associates for training the
interviewers and overseeing the professional quality of the sampling
procedures and data collection. Beginning in 2004, those
responsibilities have been assumed by the Center for Public Policy
at the University of Houston.
Thanks are also due to the undergraduate students in Sociology 436,
who help each year to design the questionnaire and to complete a
portion of the interviews. We are grateful as well to the RiceUniversity administration
for its continuing support and to our colleagues both in Houston and
beyond who are collaborating in the analyses of the survey data.Underwritten from 1983 through 1995 by the Houston Post, this research
was supported from 1996 until 1999 by the Houston Chronicle, with
generous additional contributions from SBC, Fiesta Mart, and KTMD-TV
Channel 48. Beginning in 2000, both the annual survey and the additional
“oversample” interviews in Houston’s
ethnic communities are being funded by a growing consortium of
contributing sponsors.Listed here, with profound gratitude, are the organizations and
individuals whose vision and generosity have made this research
The Houston Area Survey Fund of the Greater
Houston Community Foundation
Houston Endowment Inc.
Jain & Jain, CPAs
The United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
AmegyBank, formerly Southwest Bank of Texas
Center for Houston’s
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Group 1 Automotive Inc.
KHOU-TV Channel 11
KTRK-TV Channel 13
Locke Liddell & Sapp L.L.P.
Lovett Homes Inc.
Memorial Hermann Hospital System
Palmetto Partners, Ltd.
Pinto America Growth Fund
Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation
State Farm Insurance Companies
Texas Transportation Institute
Waste Management Inc.
American Leadership Forum, Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter
Bank of America
BMC Software Inc.
Corporate Volunteer Council of Greater Houston
de La Garza Public Relations
Deloitte & Touche
Fugro Consultants L.P.
HBC Broadcasting Texas L.P.
Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Indo-American Charity Foundation
Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation
John Walsh Interests L.L.C.
Linbeck Group L.P.
Marek Brothers Systems Inc.
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Texas Children’s Hospital
Whitney National Bank
F. J. Hank Coleman, Jr.
Janice M. Crawford
Lee W. Hogan
The Honorable Bob Lanier
Janice Gow Pettey
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AACtion–JPMorgan Chase Bank
Asian American Press Club of Greater Houston
Asian Pacific American Heritage Association
Baker Hughes, Inc.
Central Bank of Houston
Chinatown Map &
Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Clear Channel Houston
El Dorado Communications
Filipino American Council of South
First Choice Bank
Gee Family Association
Gulf Coast Retailers
HBS National Corporation–Texas
American Lions Club
Houston Post Company
Laredo National Bank
M2L Associates, Inc.
Organization of Chinese Americans–Houston
Randalls Food Markets
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction
Southern News Group
St Luke’s Episcopal Health System
Telemundo 48 KTMD-TV
Texas Colonial Homes
Tribble and Stephens Company
Turner Collie & Braden, Inc.
Walter P. Moore & Associates
Victor and Doreen Bhatt
Mayor Pro Tem Gordon Quan