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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] 2010 US census
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 23:53:06 -0400
Dean Scribner wrote:
> Perhaps the most enlightening information about the 2010 US census is
>the "as of" date, which happens to be April Fools day.
> Question 7 requests both my age and my exact date of birth, which
>proves conclusively that our educational system is failing to teach
No, they are just checking how well math is taught -- specifically
how you do. <g>
> Question 9 asks "What is Person 1's race?", listing fifteen possible
>answers. So I checked the box for "Some other race -- Print race", and I
That is gonna help some genealogist in 2082.
> The people doing all the leg-work for the census are capable and
>dedicated people, but I have serious reservations concerning the
>mentality of the people who designed the forms and determined what
>questions would be asked.
And what they left off. Then there are those that think there
should only be one question on the form -- number of persons,
period. Anything more is an invasion of privacy.
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