The U.S. Census Bureau is considering whether to drop some questions that it has used for decades and have been the source of complaints from the public who see them as intrusive or overly burdensome.
This links to a Fact Tank posting about factors linked to the decline in U.S. teen births. Among them are the economy and changes in sexual behavior.
This posting links to a new Pew Research Center report analyzing the recent rise in stay-at-home motherhood, and exploring characteristics of stay-at-home mothers, as well as time use and public opinion data on this topic.
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home has risen over the past decade, reversing a long-term decline in stay-at-home mothers.
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.
This posting links to a Fact Tank article about a new Census Bureau report that looks into how Hispanics answered the race question on the 2010 Census. Most Americans who chose "some other race" were Latino, and responses vary by country-of-origin group.
This posting summarizes a Fact Tank article about the Census Bureau's study of a possible new ethnic category for people of Middle Eastern and North African descent. The bureau has embarked on a broad look at how it asks about race and ethnicity, preparing for the 2020 Census.
This posting links to a Fact Tank article explaining the Census Bureau's research into new question wording about race and ethnicity. The bureau is testing a combined question in an attempt to improve response rates and reduce the number of people who check "some other race."
Many communities, including Hispanics, Arabs and people of mixed race, have said they’re unsure of how to identify themselves on census forms.
This posting links to a Fact Tank article about a 2014 test census by the Census Bureau that will experiment with ideas for taking the 2020 Census.