A New York Times/CBS poll of Tea Party supporters finds that this group “actually are just as likely as Americans as a whole to have returned their census forms, though some conservative leaders have urged a boycott.”
Maryland has become the first state in the nation to make plans to count prisoners at their last known home addresses, not their prison addresses, for purposes of redrawing federal, state and local legislative districts.
A new analysis of 2010 Census participation rates so far has found wide variation from one city to the next in the degree to which race and ethnic characteristics predict response rates.
Stories about the 2010 Census account for a growing — albeit small — fraction of U.S. news coverage, according to statistics compiled by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Areas of the country that the Census Bureau has deemed “hard to count” have below-average response rates in the 2010 Census so far, according to a new analysis of participation rates.
Foreign-born Hispanics know more about the 2010 Census than their U.S.-born counterparts, and are more likely to say that they have participated or definitely will, according to a nationwide survey released today.
The Census Bureau’s national map and statistics showing detailed daily participation rates in the 2010 Census is being picked up by journalists around the country in various ways.
The Census Bureau has rolled out the first set of numbers showing the 2010 Census mail participation rate for communities, states and the nation.
Among American adults who say they may not participate in the 2010 Census, 44% are under age 30, according to a new analysis of a Pew Research Center survey on attitudes toward the national headcount.
As forms for the 2010 U.S. Census arrive in households across the nation this week, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that nearly nine-in-ten Americans (87%) now say they definitely or probably will fill out and return their forms, or have already done so.
Where should college students be counted in the 2010 Census–at their parents’ home or their school address?
For the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau will use a new real-time metric, called the “mail participation rate,” to report the share of U.S. households-by state, city, county and neighborhood-that send back their completed forms.
A Brookings Institution report released today analyzes in detail the federal money that is distributed to states and localities each year based on results of the once-a-decade census.
Despite the long history of Hispanic residents in the United States, there was no systematic effort to count this group separately in the Census until the late 20th century.
A recently launched online mapping tool allows users to display and download Census data for states, cities, counties and neighborhoods that indicate how difficult it might be to count the people living in those areas in the 2010 Census.
Wide-ranging assessments of 2010 Census operations have recently been published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and by the U.S. Commerce Department’s inspector general.
When the Census Bureau counts prisoners, they are tallied at their prison addresses because that is their usual residence under census rules.
Journalists Ron Nixon of the New York Times and Paul Overberg of USA Today presented a workshop for journalists on how to cover the 2010 Census at the Pew Research Center Jan. 21.
The Census Bureau’s $2.5 million purchase of a 30-second ad during the third quarter of Sunday’s televised Super Bowl is making news today.
One of the paid ads that will air during Sunday’s Super Bowl will be promoting the 2010 Census, telling Americans that it’s coming soon and urging them to participate.
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.
Joseph Salvo, New York City’s in-house demographic consultant, spoke at a Jan. 21 forum on the 2010 Census at the Pew Research Center about how building a strong address list is a key task to ensure that no one is missed in the census count.
Constance F. Citro, director of the Committee on National Statistics at the National Academy of Sciences, spoke about the challenges of conducting the 2010 Census and the need to plan now for the 2020 count at the Pew Research Center last week.
The transcript of Census Bureau Director Robert Groves’ remarks on the 2010 Census at the Pew Research Center last week is available.
The population clock on the All Things Census page is derived using national-level data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which produces estimates of the country’s total resident population and the components that are the building blocks of demographic change. Those components include births, deaths and net international migration, computed using data from the Census Bureau [...]
The U.S. Census Bureau has not asked questions about religion since the 1950s, but the federal government did gather some information about religion for about a century before that.
Over the past seven decades, America’s pollsters have used “colored,” “Negro,” “African American,” “Afro-American” and “black” in questions in national surveys.
Listen to the 50-minute audio of Groves’ presentation, which includes an introduction and presentation of survey findings by Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut.
Here are five key facts about the 2010 Census and links to basic information about it.
As the 2010 Census lifts off, the Census Bureau is drawing attention to a complex database that will be a key element of its campaign to achieve a complete and accurate count of the U.S. population.