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.

Jan. 21, 2010

Race and the Census: The "Negro" Controversy

The topic of racial identification on census forms has a long, fascinating history, which has generated fresh debate as the 2010 Census begins.

Jan. 20, 2010

Survey about Census Attitudes

This year the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is conducting a series of studies about the public’s knowledge and attitudes about the 2010 U.S. Census.

Jan. 14, 2010

All Things Census: Day One

Welcome to All Things Census, a gathering place for postings about census methodology, findings and resources.