News Coverage of 2011 Census Data: It’s the Economy
The Census Bureau released 2011 American Community Survey data today, and this posting looks at news coverage about the newly released estimates. Most coverage focused on economic indicators, with some stories saying the economy was still declining but others concluding the decline may have bottomed out.
Census Bureau Pushes Online Survey Response Option
Starting in 2013, the Census Bureau would like all of the more than 3 million households that receive its American Community Survey to be pushed to respond online, instead of mailing back the traditional paper questionnaire. The bureau recently released results of a test of online response that had some encouraging results.
Census Bureau Releases 2010 American Community Survey Data
The Census Bureau today released data from the 2010 American Community Survey that expands on the basic demographics in the 2010 Census. Links to the data and special reports are included in this posting.
American Community Survey’s Assets and Deficits
A workshop that brought together Census Bureau staff and expert users to discuss the bureau’s American Community Survey produced the finding that the survey’s greatest asset is its local-level data, but that users are concerned about the large margins of error associated with those small-area estimates. Users and Census Bureau staff also discussed possible changes to the survey and bureau outreach to users.
FAQs about Hispanics and Immigrants from the American Community Survey
The Pew Hispanic Center has updated its statistical profile of U.S. Hispanics, using data from the 2009 American Community Survey.
Using Census Data to Document Economic Distress
The Census Bureau just released its 2009 American Community Survey statistics, and included some additional analysis to address public interest in using the data to document the impact of the economic downturn.
Federal Funding and the American Community Survey
Data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey help guide the distribution of 29% of federal domestic assistance spending and 69% of federal grant spending, according to a new Brookings Institution report.
Updated Profiles of Hispanic and Foreign-Born U.S. Residents
The Pew Hispanic Center’s statistical profiles of Hispanics and foreign-born U.S. residents have been updated using 2008 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
Challenges Ahead for the 2010 Census
Jeffrey S. Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Research Center, spoke at a forum on the 2010 Census on Jan. 21 about challenges the Census Bureau faces in attempting to count everybody.