Rewriting the ’Race’ Question
A former Census Director also has concerns about the way the government asks about race and ethnicity.
Census 2010: Non-response Follow-up Wrapping Up
Census Bureau Director Robert Groves says that census-takers are nearly done with knocking on doors of households from which 2010 Census forms were not received. Two managers fired for skipping interviews and using online data to fill out forms.
Census by the Books
Curious about how the decennial census got started and how it has evolved? Here’s a short list of selected books that explore its history and the controversies surrounding the count from colonial times to the present.
The Prisoner Dilemma: An Update
Maryland has become the first state in the nation to make plans to count prisoners at their last known home addresses, not their prison addresses, for purposes of redrawing federal, state and local legislative districts.
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.
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.
Census in the News
Stories about the 2010 Census account for a growing — albeit small — fraction of total U.S. news coverage.
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.
Why does the Census ask for your age?
Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.
Young People Make Up Large Proportion of Census Hold-Outs
Younger Americans are found to be more likely to say they might not participate, even when analysis controls for other demographic characteristics.