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Posted on 03/06/2012 4:34:26 AM PST by misharu

Has anyone else gotten a survey from the Census Bureau entitled "The American Community Survey"?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: census
I was RANDOMLY chosen to take this survey and for a so called Community survey, it sure does ask a lot of personal questions I am not at all comfortable answering.

BTW, I have received no less than FOUR reminders that I am required by law to fill this out and send it back in. Do you think if I neglect to fill out the personal information that they will toss me in jail?

1 posted on 03/06/2012 4:34:29 AM PST by misharu
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To: misharu

I received one. I filled it out, ONLY because I did not want them hassling me about the activist things I do. But you are right to many personal questions.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 4:45:20 AM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are screaming!)
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To: misharu

I received one right after the last census. Did not like the questions at all - it is no one’s dam business what time I leave for work every day, etc. I did not fill it out & I did not return it. So far, they haven’t come and kicked my front door in.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 4:51:00 AM PST by alicewonders (Thank you Rick Perry!)
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To: alicewonders
Alice, I filled out all the mundane questions, but I refuse to fill out my name, birthdate, employer's name and address or any other personal question.

I am going to send it in as-is. To hell with them if they don't like it.

4 posted on 03/06/2012 5:06:43 AM PST by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: misharu
To hell with them if they don't like it.

That's pretty much the way I feel about it.

5 posted on 03/06/2012 5:10:05 AM PST by alicewonders (Thank you Rick Perry!)
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To: misharu

If it wasn’t sent certified mail, return receipt requested, who’s to say you ever received it?


6 posted on 03/06/2012 5:11:08 AM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: misharu

If you ignore them, they will go away.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 5:11:33 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: misharu

I got one during the last census time....

I answered that there were 2 adults and 2 children at the address. They got NO other information.

Eff ‘em!


8 posted on 03/06/2012 5:12:53 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: misharu

This is the survey on which unemployment and labor participation statistics are based. I’m not offering an opinion on whether you should answer it or not — just identifying what it is. It’s sent out each month to about 60,000 households.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 5:14:49 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: misharu

I tossed mine last time around.

Got a personal visit from two census workers. They tried making nice by telling me my 3 shepherds were beautiful and asking what I fed them....Apparently, “Census Workers” was not the correct response.

Another intrusive survey arrived in my mail a few weeks ago.

I expect another visit.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 5:15:21 AM PST by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: LadyBuck

Got a personal visit from two census workers. They tried making nice by telling me my 3 shepherds were beautiful and asking what I fed them....Apparently, “Census Workers” was not the correct response.

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11 posted on 03/06/2012 5:23:12 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: misharu

12 posted on 03/06/2012 5:23:25 AM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: misharu

The census law requires only 1 statistic, number of people.

I have received these in the past along with the long census form and NEVER filled out anything but number of people.

The vile ruling elite (both parties) use this information to carve up their districts to be most favorable to their re-election and not for the noble purpose of identifying areas where government services are needed.

If political parties were forbidden access to this information I might be more inclined to give the government information to be used to plan for roads, water, sewer etc but the main use today is redistricting to assure re-election


13 posted on 03/06/2012 5:23:47 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: misharu
I didn't get one. I must not exist. Heh.

If I did get one, it would go in the same place the census went.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 5:33:36 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: misharu; alicewonders

“...but I refuse to fill out my name, birthdate,...”

Did you see the UPC symbol on the forms? They’ve already got your name, birthdate, medical records and every post you’ve made on FR, etc.

I tossed mine with the other junk mail last year and haven’t heard a word since. It’s a test to see just how much info the sheeple are willing to voluntarily give up. Believe me, they know everything about you already.

If they do visit, just tell them you never got it. Maybe it got stuck in one of the junk mail catalogs that you threw out?


15 posted on 03/06/2012 5:34:24 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: misharu

Ignore it. I did a couple years ago, and they finally went away. I had to ignore knocks on the door and a few phone calls over a two week period.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 5:35:23 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: misharu

They don’t prosecute or fine you for failing to respond, but since I’m a pollster, I respond for fun. It’s entertaining to see how “truthful but not helpful” a response can be written. For example, I don’t have running water because none of the taps were on when I answered. I’d rather mess with them than ignore them, but either option is worthwhile.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 5:38:33 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: alicewonders
I did not fill it out & I did not return it. So far, they haven’t come and kicked my front door in.

YET!

der 0berFuhrer Emperor Hussein 1st will be looking into these matters and re-indoctrinating stubborn peasants once he is crowned dictator for life in November. The IRS and Homeland inSecurity will be given your name for further investigation.

18 posted on 03/06/2012 5:39:34 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: misharu

I filled out the number of people in the household and wrote that I would consider the rest after I had been read my Miranda rights.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 5:40:57 AM PST by mongrel
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To: misharu

Congratulations. You are one of about three million people that recieve this form each year.

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/


20 posted on 03/06/2012 5:45:27 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: misharu

21 posted on 03/06/2012 5:47:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: LadyBuck

“Apparently, “Census Workers” was not the correct response.”

LOL!


22 posted on 03/06/2012 5:52:50 AM PST by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: mongrel

First, unless I am mistaken, the Census only requires the number of people at a given household.
As for Miranda Rights, “Can and Will” not “Can and may be considered” or “What you say can and will be used in your defense”.
Will be used against you. Innocent or not.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 5:55:58 AM PST by glyptol
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To: LadyBuck
Lady, I am still smiling at your response! I think I'll just sit on it. If they come a-knockin' they can deal with my three dogs.

I appreciate everyone's response. I don't like to be bullied into doing something I don'tto, which is what they attempted to do. Screw 'em.

24 posted on 03/06/2012 6:01:08 AM PST by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: BfloGuy
From their website: **Using the ACS 5-year estimates you can analyze small areas (with a population less than 20,000) such as Block Groups and Tracts. The problem is that it took 5 years of surveying 2 million people a year to accumulate a large enough sample to provide estimates with accuracy similar to the decennial census. This data file will include data collected starting in January five years prior to the survey year and running for 5 years through December of the survey year (using 2010 as the example January 2006 � December 2010). The data does not show information for individual years but rather only a single number for the average of the area for the 5 years.**
25 posted on 03/06/2012 6:02:39 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: misharu
I got one after the last census. I round filed it. Have not heard from them since. There is no legal "law" requiring you to fill it out.

Census, yes. To an extent. Community Survey? Pound sand...

26 posted on 03/06/2012 6:06:30 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: misharu
It seems the company producing this data sells it.

**GeoLytics is an industry leader, providing demographic data, census demographics, market research data, and geocoding for social researchers and business marketing since 1996. Our easy-to-use software comes with built-in mapping capabilities that create thematic maps for instant spatial display of your demographic information. Business and marketing personnel use GeoLytics data for target marketing, customer profiling, and business site selection. More than 4,000 libraries, universities, and government agencies trust GeoLytics for our population estimates, population projections, and GIS data.**

27 posted on 03/06/2012 6:07:46 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: misharu

I received one and never mailed it because the questions were too intrusive. I called and talked with two of their personnel on the phone. They were extremely courteous and told me I did not have to answer any questions I was not comfortable with.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 6:09:27 AM PST by odawg
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To: JoeProBono
They seem to be allied with the *Urban Institute* in Wash DC...

The only people on the BofD I recognize are Judy Woodruff, Vernon Jordan, and Warren Buffet.

29 posted on 03/06/2012 6:20:24 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: misharu

You can refuse individual questions if you are uncomfortable with them. That way you completed the survey for the most part, but if something is too personal, refuse that question.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 6:26:19 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: BfloGuy

No, the unemployment is a different survey. It’s Current Population Survey that gathers employment data.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 6:27:15 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY

I got one and called them to tell them I would not be returning it. The woman on the phone said “but that’s how we know where to build roads”. I told her that we have city councils and a state government for that. Then she asked me for the tracking number on the back. I said “lady, you’re dealing with a Rush Limbaugh fan” and hung up. Good thing I was on an untraceable extension at work.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 6:30:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: misharu
The consensus on this is that they will let you alone after 6 weeks if you can hold out.

They will call and visit but if you can not answer your door or the phone you don't have to talk to them.

They used to threaten a fine but in all these years they never followed thru with that.

We got it a couple years ago, refused to answer and they finally left us alone.

33 posted on 03/06/2012 7:14:24 AM PST by what's up
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To: Pollster1

Running water?

I bet FDR put that question in there.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 7:28:47 AM PST by Western Phil
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To: autumnraine

I stand corrected.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 1:51:59 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: misharu

I received one last week. I just opened it today to fill it out.

holy crap


36 posted on 04/18/2012 9:42:04 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: misharu

I will not fill it out. I don’t trust any government entity with any of my information. Especially as of lately. They said they would call me to fill it out and have not. And even if they do you have a right to not answer any specifics if you choose not to.


37 posted on 09/03/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT by JTAlweezy
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