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Census Bureau Admits It 'Artifcially Inflated the Number of Same-Sex Couples'
CNSNews ^ | September 28, 2011 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 09/29/2011 10:36:37 AM PDT by Sopater

The Census Bureau admitted Tuesday that it had “artificially inflated the number of same-sex couples” in the United States, initially reporting a number that was about 40 percent higher than what it now believes is accurate.

The original data published by the 2010 Census set the number of same-sex households in the U.S. in 2010 at 901,997, including 349,377 same-sex married couple households and 552,620 same-sex unmarried partner households.

But the Census Bureau said in a Tuesday conference call with reporters that it has revised these numbers downward “because Census Bureau staff discovered an inconsistency in the responses in the 2010 Census summary file statistics that artificially inflated the number of same-sex couples.”

The Census Bureau now says the 2010 Census found that there were 131,729 same-sex married couple households and 514,735 same-sex unmarried partner households in the United States--for a total of 646,464 same-sex-couple households.

Given that the Census Bureau says there were 116,716,292 total households in the United States in 2010, that means same-sex households made up only 0.55 percent of the total. Had there actually been 901,997 same-sex households in the United States--the "artificially inflated" number the Census Bureau originally reported--that would have equaled ony 0.77 percent of the households in the country.

According to the Census Bureau, the problem with the Census data on same-sex couples was due to “data capture errors” that were caused by the confusing layout on the 2010 Census forms--“the matrix format”--where entering a person’s sex often did not accurately reflect that person’s gender.

Households are identified as same-sex based on the sex of the responder and the relationship of the household members, as either unmarried partner or husband or wife, according to the Census Bureau.

Boxes on the Census form for “male” and “female” were stacked on top of each other, making it more likely for a person to mark the wrong gender or make erroneous lines, changing the results.

“After discovering the inconsistency, Census Bureau staff developed another set of estimates to provide a more accurate way to measure same-sex couple households,” the news release said.

“The revised figures were developed by using an index of names to re-estimate the number of same-sex married and unmarried partners by the sex commonly associated with the person's first name,” the Census Bureau said.

The Census Bureau “Names Index” matched common names to their corresponding genders, such as identifying “John” or “Thomas” as male and “Elizabeth” and “Virginia” as female. The index helped solve the “name-sex inconsistencies” which had increased the numbers of same-sex couples.

After it accounted for the “data capture errors,” the number of same-sex couples in the country was revised to 646,464 from 901,997. Thus, the Census Bureau had "artificially inflated" the number of same-sex couples by 255,533--or 39.5 percent.

The Census Bureau said that the errors were not realized until it was too late to alter the 2010 forms.

But the inaccuracies prompted the Bureau to devise a “Preferred Estimate,” revealed Tuesday, to more accurately depict the incidences of same-sex households, according to Martin O’Connell, chief of the Fertility and Family Statistics Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau, during a conference call to highlight the new data.

“There is no dispute that same-sex couple population increased between 2000 and 2010," said O’Connell, during the briefing.

“What we tried to do was try to get a better grip on exactly what the numbers were and what the actual increase was,” he said. "We tried to eliminate population numbers that seemed artificially high using this estimate, and that's what we came up with."

In 2000, the number of same-sex households, as calculated by the 2000 Census, was 594,391.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: census; censusbureau; homonaziagenda; homonazis; homonazism; homopsychoagenda; homopsychos; homosexualagenda; liarslying; samesexcouples
According to the Census Bureau, the problem with the Census data on same-sex couples was due to “data capture errors” that were caused by the confusing layout on the 2010 Census forms--“the matrix format”--where entering a person’s sex often did not accurately reflect that person’s gender.

So, uh... what are you trying to say?

If two men who are friends happen to also be roommates, are they recorded in cencus data as "unmarried partners"?
1 posted on 09/29/2011 10:36:41 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

no agenda there


2 posted on 09/29/2011 10:40:55 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sopater

EXCUSE ME!!!!!!!

IS THERE ANYONE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN’T LIE?


3 posted on 09/29/2011 10:41:31 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Sopater

....but we should change the fabric of our society for less than a million people...


4 posted on 09/29/2011 10:41:31 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: fwdude; ilovesarah2012; concerned about politics

Ping!

Anyone surprised by this?


5 posted on 09/29/2011 10:41:47 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: Sopater

Why in hell would they inflate the numbers?....

Your tax dollars at work.......


6 posted on 09/29/2011 10:42:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: driftdiver

It is disgusting what the federal government has become. Time to wipe the slate clean and start all over.


7 posted on 09/29/2011 10:43:27 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sopater

Not surprising at all.
‘Truth’ means nothing to a Leftists, e.g., Global Warming.

In fact, truth is the enemy of the Left. They hate it. It gets in their way.


8 posted on 09/29/2011 10:44:40 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Sopater

Well, I don’t approve of same-sex sex or combinations BUT what the heck business is it of the Federal Government’s to intrude into the private lives of citizens???

I thought that was what they were complaining about conservatives wanting to do? And here Obama does the very same thing on a massive scale.

The ONLY thing we should give the Census is our presence and a few other non-intrusive pieces of information.

If the Feds want anything else - RUN A POLL like everybody else does. If we don’t want to answer, we can just HANG UP!


9 posted on 09/29/2011 10:45:58 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: Sopater

only the lie will be reported.


10 posted on 09/29/2011 10:46:13 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sopater

Cmdr. Drury: Smart, you appear to be in pretty good shape, do you work out?

Maxwell Smart: I jog one hundred miles every day! Would you believe it? One hundred miles!

Cmdr. Drury: I find that hard to believe.

Maxwell Smart: Would you believe fifty?

Cmdr. Drury: No!

Maxwell Smart: How about two push ups and a deep breath?

11 posted on 09/29/2011 10:46:56 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Sopater
"where entering a person’s sex often did not accurately reflect that person’s gender"

Huh?

I've never had to fill out a box for gender. However the boxes were laid out, this seems a rather strange conclusion to come to.

12 posted on 09/29/2011 10:47:23 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Sopater

You mean they were ARTIFICIALLY INSINUATED?...........


13 posted on 09/29/2011 10:51:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (We cannot defeat an enemy that the president and hence his administration cannot name.......)
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To: 240B
"‘Truth’ means nothing to a Leftists, e.g., Global Warming."

It's called Pravda now.
Welcome to the USSSA . . . Comrade.

14 posted on 09/29/2011 10:54:06 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Marty62
"IS THERE ANYONE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN’T LIE?"

There was one, but he took early retirement when the chronic nausea got too intense...

15 posted on 09/29/2011 10:56:10 AM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: Sopater
"...entering a person's sex often did not accurately reflect that person's gender?"

Gee. I would say that "SEX" = "GENDER" 100% of the time.

In what damned reality is THAT dumb ass statement THEY made true, that sex and gender are not inextricably linked? Are they just bending definitions to mean whatever they want?

Are they doing some kind of liberal crap like "Gender means whoever assumes the 'masculine' or 'feminine' role"?

This makes my blood boil, and should make all of us who look darkly on a politicized (HIGHLY POLITICIZED) Census Bureau realize exactly what a department like that can cause.

16 posted on 09/29/2011 11:00:13 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: YHAOS

To the Left, ‘truth’ is perception and not actual fact.

The truth is whatever we say it is.

Very Orwellian.


17 posted on 09/29/2011 11:02:03 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Sopater
These are the same people who want to take over and run 1/6 of the American economy and decide when and what treatment you will get for diseases. Yet, they can not even take a simple head count without screwing it up.
18 posted on 09/29/2011 11:06:08 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Sopater

19 posted on 09/29/2011 11:08:35 AM PDT by x
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’ve said this for a long time - if there’s another 1776 style “change” in America, the entire government needs to be purged and the Constitution reset to Base + 10 (involuntary slavery is inherently immoral and unconstitutional).

Eliminate all federal offices and agencies, and start over. No one that has been a “government employee” for more than 10 years is allowed to apply for any position after the reset.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 11:09:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Marty62; djrakowski; Sopater; 240B; YHAOS

“IS THERE ANYONE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN’T LIE?”

Obviously we need a “Ministry of Truth”. :)


21 posted on 09/29/2011 11:11:04 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
"where entering a person’s sex often did not accurately reflect that person’s gender"

Neuter is also a gender. Is there a box for that?

22 posted on 09/29/2011 11:13:32 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: aquila48
Obviously we need a “Ministry of Truth”. :)

You mean, something like Attack Watch?

23 posted on 09/29/2011 11:13:32 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: Sopater

Rush is on it right now.


24 posted on 09/29/2011 11:13:53 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sopater
“After discovering the inconsistency, Census Bureau staff developed another set of estimates

Col. Mustard & Prof. Plum , with the candlestick in the library ?
25 posted on 09/29/2011 11:22:37 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama..."Fredo-Smart")
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To: Marty62

“IS THERE ANYONE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN’T LIE?”

Well, I could plug my agency, National Weather Service.

We may not be right, but we don’t lie.

How sad is it that the weather forecast is the most believable thing to come out of the Fed Gov?


26 posted on 09/29/2011 11:41:14 AM PDT by mesoman7
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To: djrakowski

That’s right... we already have one.


27 posted on 09/29/2011 11:42:29 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Sopater

The sodomites need to return to the closet, or better yet, the mental institution. The males especially are the biggest threat in the country to young boys and the public health.


28 posted on 09/29/2011 12:06:43 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Neoliberalnot

In the upside down world of the liberal mind,
it’s more loving and kind to tell mentally ill sinners that what they’re doing is OK,
than to get them the help that they need.


29 posted on 09/29/2011 12:09:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Rush is on it right now.

Yeah, Rush tends to follow my posts. ;-)
30 posted on 09/29/2011 1:02:21 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater

Anything other than revising these “same-sex households” down to ZERO is blatant fraud. There is no such thing.


31 posted on 09/29/2011 1:35:20 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: aquila48
"Obviously we need a “Ministry of Truth”"

We have a Ministry of Truth. Several ministries, in fact.

The Public Schools.
The Establishment "News" Media
The Education Department
The Labor Department
The . . . well . . . You get the drift.

32 posted on 09/29/2011 1:39:17 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Sopater

Inflating same-sex couples is bad. I thought everybody knew it was unhealthy to insert an air hose up there.


33 posted on 09/29/2011 1:41:02 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Sopater

Anything other than revising these “same-sex households” down to ZERO is blatant fraud. There is no such thing.


34 posted on 09/29/2011 1:43:44 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: 240B
"The truth is whatever we say it is."

Yes. And, you had better believe it . . . or else.

Kinda like Islamic Lunatics.

35 posted on 09/29/2011 1:44:19 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Sopater

If two men who are friends happen to also be roommates, are they recorded in cencus data as “unmarried partners”?

Rediculous idea. I lived with a number of roommates, especially during the collegiate years. Never had homosexual relations with any of them, and I hope people just realize that most same-gender roommates aren’t that way. But then again, having some roommate making out with his girlfriend right when you open the door is a real turnoff to having him as your roommate.


36 posted on 09/29/2011 7:50:06 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: driftdiver

Is any agenda really served by a shift of 0.2%? Either way they still number less than a million but more than a half-million. That’s kinda chump change.


37 posted on 09/30/2011 12:46:41 AM PDT by texanred
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To: texanred

Its large enough to be relevant. If it was known that all this nonsense about same sex marriage was for 3 or 4 thousand people it would change the attention level for a lot of people.


38 posted on 09/30/2011 3:33:32 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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