Sunday, August 30, 2009

Census Day is April 1, 2010.

It's hard to believe that it's been almost ten years since the Census Bureau sent us the long form to find out just how many folks live in the United States. Since we couldn't see what rather we had indoor plumbing or not had to do with the number of people living in our home many of the questions on our form were left blank. Some got Does Not Apply (DNA) for an answer. The News-Press article that reminded me of the fact that it is almost that time again said, "The response rate proves telling. While the basic form most residents get (just 17 percent get the more detailed long form) includes only 10 questions this year, many find the inquisitor a problem." (Continue Reading) I wouldn't have such a problem if the questions were a little more relevant.
I have no problem telling the the number and gender of people living here. I can except them asking the race/nationality of each person. Anything other than that is a bit more than they need to get an accurate head count.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thanks go to:
The St. Joseph News-Press


Blogger Louis Turner said...

2010 Census - violation of privacy or necessary evil?
This is just the tip of the Iceberg!

1:39 AM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Is the residents of Assisted living such as are including in Census?

1:07 AM  

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