Jan. 29, 2010

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.

Jan. 29, 2010

Counting Every Address in the Census: Joseph Salvo at Pew Research Center

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.

Jan. 29, 2010

Constance F. Citro on Census Planning and Evaluation

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.

Jan. 27, 2010

Transcript: Census Bureau Director Robert Groves at Pew Research Center

The transcript of Census Bureau Director Robert Groves’ remarks on the 2010 Census at the Pew Research Center last week is available.

Jan. 26, 2010

How the Population Clock Works

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 […]

Jan. 26, 2010

Why the U.S. Census Does Not Ask about Religion

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.

Jan. 25, 2010

Racial Labeling in Survey Questions

Over the past seven decades, America’s pollsters have used “colored,” “Negro,” “African American,” “Afro-American” and “black” in questions in national surveys.

Jan. 22, 2010

Audio: Census Bureau Director Robert Groves at Pew Research Center Event

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.

Jan. 22, 2010

Census 2010 Basic Resources

Here are five key facts about the 2010 Census and links to basic information about it.

Jan. 21, 2010

Census 2010: The Database That Could

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.