October 10, 2012

Should the American Community Survey Be Voluntary?

Tests show that if Americans were not required by law to respond to census surveys response rates would drop significantly and the cost of obtaining reliable data would rise considerably.

April 15, 2010

Tea Party Consensus

Despite calls for a boycott by some conservative leaders, a new poll finds that nearly all Tea Party supporters say they have or will return their Census forms.

April 9, 2010

Who and Where are the Non-Responders?

A new analysis of 2010 Census participation rates so far has found wide variation from one city to the next in the degree to which racial and ethnicity predict response rates.

HispanicApril 1, 2010

Latinos and the 2010 Census: The Foreign Born Are More Positive

Foreign-born Latinos are more likely to say the census is good for the Hispanic community and are more knowledgeable about the process than native-born Latinos. But large majorities of both groups plan to participate.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 16, 2010

Census: Growing Awareness, Most Ready For Forms

Those with lower levels of income and education remain significantly less likely than others to say they will take part in the census. All partisans want to participate, but Democrats are more likely than independents or Republicans to say the census will benefit their community.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 20, 2010

Most View Census Positively, But Some Have Doubts

Most Americans think the census is very important and say they will definitely participate, but there are partisan as well as racial and ethnic differences in opinions about the values of the census and in personal willingness to participate.