2010 Census Participation Rate: 71%
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Who Is Participating in the 2010 Census and Who Isn’t?
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.
New Survey: Hispanics and the 2010 Census
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.
Recent Reading on the 2010 Census
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.