Apr. 29, 2010

Census Response: Role of Replacement Questionnaires

The 2010 Census mail participation rate of 72% has matched the 2000 Census rate, and Census Bureau officials have released data indicating that sending replacement questionnaires to low-responding areas may have played a role.

Apr. 23, 2010

2010 Census Participation Rate: 72%

It’s official: The 2010 Census mail participation rate has matched the 2000 rate, according to the Census Bureau.

Apr. 22, 2010

Nine Top Neighborhoods for 2010 Census Participation

A new analysis of 2010 Census participation rates finds that 22% of counties have exceeded their Census 2000 participation rates by at least five percentage points.

Apr. 21, 2010

2010 Census Participation Rate: 71%

Apr. 19, 2010

Could Low Trust in Government Hurt the 2010 Census?

Only 22% of Americans say they can trust the government in Washington almost always or most of the time, among the lowest measures in half a century.

Apr. 15, 2010

High Achieving Areas in the 2010 Census

At least 10% of the nation’s counties have exceeded their 2000 Census mail participation rates by at least five percentage points.

Apr. 15, 2010

Tea Party Supporters: No 2010 Census Boycott

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.”

Apr. 15, 2010

Prisoners and the 2010 Census: New Developments

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.

Apr. 9, 2010

Census Participation Patterns Vary Among Large Cities

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.

Apr. 8, 2010

News Coverage of the 2010 Census

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.