Skip to comments.Utah Told It Canít Count Missionaries In Census
Posted on 08/16/2009 8:33:36 PM PDT by Steelfish
Utah told it cant count missionaries in census
Bureau says theres no way to reliably count those overseas in 2010
Aug 16, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Census Bureau has told Utah's elected leaders it won't count Mormon missionaries serving overseas in the nation's next head count.
Census Bureau officials, rejecting Utah's lobbying efforts for the better part of a decade, say there's no way to reliably count the overseas missionaries.
Utah leaders say the omission cost the state an extra congressional seat in 2000, when the state fell just 857 people short of receiving the last available slot in the U.S. House.
The Census Bureau does count military and federal employees serving overseas, and Rob Bishop, R-Utah, says it should include Mormons on proselytizing missions.
"The bottom line should still be fairness and accuracy," Bishop said. "If we are currently counting some people abroad and not others, there is just no logic to that whatsoever."
An experiment in counting Americans abroad in 2004 turned into a "colossal failure," said Louis Kincannon, a former Census Bureau director under President Bill Clinton.
Few Americans responded to an outreach program in three sample countries Mexico, France and Kuwait.
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You can count illegals.
You can count the homeless using “estimates”.
You can not count Utah’s citizens who are out of state doing good works....sigh
I’m sure the ACORN types would choose to overlook the missionaries even if they were all home.
Oh Ok...Liberals believe they can change the earths climate but they cant accurately count overseas missionary's. Gotcha.
They could bring the missionaries home for the census.
I am not sure teaching the fairy tales of the convicted fraud, Joseph Smith counts as good works.
Why not lie a little? I’m sure Acorn is going to count any family member who may be in another state temporarily. So when the form comes..add in the kids who are out there on mission and the kids who are in the military. etc. Why not?
Can these people be any more transparent?
Doesn’t matter who else they count or don’t count since they have decided to count the illegals.
The only thing for citizens to do is to undercount themselves to make up for the 30-40 million illegals here.
I plan on making my census ‘very intersting’. lol
“theres no way to reliably count those overseas in 2010”
Airplane tickets there would be a way.
Something completely upside down in that thinking.
Not counting military will be next.
I wonder if they count Americans who are serving overseas in the Peace Corps?
These pinheads piss me off.
There goes Mayor Ray Nagin’s plan to have Katrina refugees counted as still living in New Orleans.
I say we citizens need to undercount ourselves to make up for the illegals they plan on counting.
They say California has 6 million illegals, do you know how many more reps that will add for them?
Do people that live elsewhere really want California to have that many reps?
Conservatives need to really think about how they are going to fill out their census forms.
Can bet every illegal in Utah will be counted though.
That makes two of us for sure!
Then don’t count me.
Don’t count any military.
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