Sunday, September 27, 2009

Questions planned for the 2010 Census

These questions are extraordinarily intrusive. Its not clear what questions are required to be answered and the penalty for not providing an answer.

On page 7a there is this statement:
While these questions are not required by federal law, the following are ways we use
the information: ensuring response accuracy and completeness, contacting respondents with incomplete or missing information, and assigning cases to census operations designed to improve accuracy.
I assume that not answering the succeeding questions, those after page 7a, is lawful.