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Census questions (vanity, my first)
9/13/09 | self

Posted on 10/13/2009 5:15:48 PM PDT by JoSixChip

What question do I have to answer during the Census?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: census
This is from an e-mail I recieved:

Question What questions are asked on the 2010 Census form?

Answer We ask four general questions about the household:

If the housing unit is owned or rented: Telephone number How many people live in the residence If any additional people who lived at the residence on April 1, 2010, were not included

And for each household member, we ask:

Name Sex Age/date of birth Relationship to the person who owns or rents this residence Hispanic origin Race Does this person sometimes live or stay somewhere else

1 posted on 10/13/2009 5:15:48 PM PDT by JoSixChip
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To: JoSixChip

Number of people living there. That’s all.


2 posted on 10/13/2009 5:18:19 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: JoSixChip

oops, this should be cleaner:

This is from an e-mail I recieved:
Question What questions are asked on the 2010 Census form?

Answer We ask four general questions about the household:

If the housing unit is owned or rented:
Telephone number
How many people live in the residence
If any additional people who lived at the residence on April 1, 2010, were not included

And for each household member, we ask:

Name
Sex
Age/date of birth
Relationship to the person who owns or rents this residence
Hispanic origin
Race
Does this person sometimes live or stay somewhere else


3 posted on 10/13/2009 5:18:30 PM PDT by JoSixChip (The only thing broken in this country is the government.. .)
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To: JoSixChip

Basically, according to the orginial criteria, the names of the persons in your household, their ages and relationships.


4 posted on 10/13/2009 5:20:57 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: JoSixChip

Is everyone in this household covered by a health care plan, and was your current job created or, better yet, saved since Obama took office.


5 posted on 10/13/2009 5:25:50 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: JoSixChip

1. Where did you enter Atlan?
2. Did you have difficulty getting through the fence?
3. List any suggestions you might have for your La Raza brothers?


6 posted on 10/13/2009 5:27:47 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: buccaneer81
"Number of people living there. That’s all."

That is all I'm comfortable with, I wish I had some legal evidence to support only having to answer this.
7 posted on 10/13/2009 5:32:02 PM PDT by JoSixChip (The only thing broken in this country is the government.. .)
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To: JoSixChip

Spel chick is yur freind


8 posted on 10/13/2009 5:38:35 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Not sure why I am laughing........but your post is darned funny!!!


9 posted on 10/13/2009 5:39:28 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: JoSixChip

Take a stand


10 posted on 10/13/2009 5:39:57 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: JoSixChip

2010 Census is Different

The Census Bureau has changed the way it conducts the national count.

Goodbye Long Form

In the past, most households received a short-form questionnaire, while one household in six received a long form that contained additional questions and provided more detailed socioeconomic information about the population.

The 2010 Census will be a short-form only census and will count all residents living in the United States as well as ask for name, sex, age, date of birth, race, ethnicity, relationship and housing tenure – taking just minutes to complete.

The more detailed socioeconomic information is now collected through the American Community Survey. The survey provides current data about your community every year, rather than once every 10 years. It is sent to a small percentage of the population on a rotating basis throughout the decade. No household will receive the survey more often than once every five years.

View more information on the American Community Survey.

A similar survey, the Puerto Rico Community Survey is conducted in Puerto Rico.

http://2010.census.gov/2010census/about_2010_census/007622.html

American Community Survey

Do I have to respond to the American Community Survey / Puerto Rico Community Survey?

Yes. Respondents are required to answer all questions on the American Community Survey (ACS) to the best of their ability. Response to this and other Census surveys is required by law (Section 221 of Title 13, Chapter 7, United States Code). This chapter also contains information regarding offenses and possible penalties. According to Section 221, persons who do not respond shall be fined not more than $100. Title 18 U.S.C. Section 3571 and Section 3559, in effect amends Title 13 U.S.C. Section 221 by changing the fine for anyone over 18 years old who refuses or willfully neglects to complete the questionnaire or answer questions posed by census takers from a fine of not more than $100 to not more than $5,000. More information.

Your answers are very important because they represent the answers of many other similar households in your community. The data that you and others provide in response to this survey are required to manage or evaluate federal and state government programs. If you submit an incomplete form or provide data that are unclear, we may contact you by phone or in person to obtain or clarify the missing information.

The ACS is part of the Decennial Census Program. It is a survey that is sent to a small percentage of our population on a rotating basis. These data previously were collected only in census years in conjunction with the decennial census. Since the ACS is conducted every year, rather than once every ten years, it will provide more current data throughout the decade. The Census Bureau may use the information it collects only for statistical purposes. Title 13 requires the Census Bureau to keep all information about you, and all other respondents, strictly confidential. Any Census Bureau employee who violates these provisions is subject to a fine up to $250,000, a prison sentence up to five years, or both.

https://askacs.census.gov/cgi-bin/askacs.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=642&p_created=1093522639&p_sid=miBaulKj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD0zNSwzNSZwX3Byb2RzPSZwX2NhdHM9JnBfcHY9JnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTE*&p_li=&p_topview=1


11 posted on 10/13/2009 5:40:15 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Carley

:)


12 posted on 10/13/2009 5:40:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: JoSixChip
For historical reference, there were 26 columns to the schedule of the 1880 census:

1. dwelling (order of visitation)
2. family (order of visitation)
3. name
4. race
5. gender
6. age
7. age (in months, if born during the census year)
8. relationship within household
9,10,11. civil condition ("single; married; widowed, divorced")
12. (checked off if married during the census year)
13. profession
14. number of months unemployed during the census year
15 through 20. health ("blind; deaf/dumb; idiotic; insane; maimed, crippled bedridden, or otherwise debilitated")
21, 22, 23. education ("attended school within the year; cannot read; cannot write")
24. place of birth
25. place of father's birth
26. place of mother's birth

My mother's paternal great-grandfather (or the enumerator) did not give (or fill in) items 15 through 23... one wonders if they were optional.

Mr.niteowl77

13 posted on 10/13/2009 5:56:10 PM PDT by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

LOL! Probably a bit of truth to that. ;)


14 posted on 10/13/2009 5:57:11 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ($$$$$OBAMA MONEY!!!$$$$$ /s)
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To: Tennessee Nana

LMAO.

Here’s some more they can be asked soon if the Health Care Reform (cough) is adopted, Nana:

1) Do your relatives in Azltan (sp) know that free health care is available in the U.S.? Eventually available to all invaders and now to all anchor babies?

2) Now that funding for border control is cut, where are the most convenient passages for the coming hoards to enter the former United States of America?


15 posted on 10/13/2009 5:57:18 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

LOL

Did they pay you for your great work, O Census Czar ???

:)


16 posted on 10/13/2009 6:16:40 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: JoSixChip
Constitutionally you only have to answer how many live in the house. That is all I tell them when they come to my door. I worked for the census in 1990 and 2000. This year I will say,"Two," and hold up two fingers. I will say no more at all. The census bureau will make vague threats about legal measures for non-cooperation if you don't tell them about your bathrooms but they will not prosecute anyone because they really don't want it to go to the Supreme Court. They are not confident enough that the Court will rule in their favor.

Enumerators were instructed to be persistent but to ultimately get the info from the neighbors or elsewhere, even to "estimate." In 1990 when we "enumerated" drunken or drugged bums Homeless People, we did it at night in order to catch them "at home" in the vacant lots and under buildings and such. and if they were uncooperative we were to enter our best guesses, even for names if we couldn't prod them into consciousness.. They were the only people for whom we were absolutely required to fill out every blank.

17 posted on 10/13/2009 6:52:10 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: decimon
I can't believe this has not been challenged. I'm sure I'll be fined.
18 posted on 10/13/2009 7:04:40 PM PDT by JoSixChip (The only thing broken in this country is the government.. .)
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To: JoSixChip

Take the Fifth.....


19 posted on 10/13/2009 7:10:07 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: arthurus
Thanks,I'm ok with the number of inhabitants only. But I haven't been in a very cooperative mood lately.
20 posted on 10/13/2009 7:10:36 PM PDT by JoSixChip (The only thing broken in this country is the government.. .)
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To: niteowl77; JoSixChip

Because of my recent genealogy research, I think I am more apt to answer most of the short form questions. They have most of that info already from tax forms, so its not that big of a deal.

With that said, I got the long form in 2000. I answered only the number of people in the house. I don’t recall getting any follow up visits for the other answers.

And to answer the legal question, there is supposedly a fine for not answering all questions, but good luck finding a single instance where that fine has been actually levied. None for me in 2000.


21 posted on 10/13/2009 7:14:11 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: JoSixChip

When I resisted the American Community Survey, I think I remember the last “fine” being issued in 1962.


22 posted on 10/13/2009 8:34:36 PM PDT by bobcat62
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To: niteowl77

I prefer the census’ prior to 1840. They usually listed the name of the head of household, their occupation and place of birth (as well as the place of birth of parents). Then it asked how many males and females of certain age groups (1-10), (11-20), (30-40), etc.


23 posted on 10/13/2009 11:16:05 PM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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