Census Bureau Gears Up for Annual Questionnaire

Census Bureau Gears Up for Annual Questionnaire
From Associated Press
November 28, 2004

The survey is designed to replace the ‘long form’ sent out every 10 years. About 250,000 homes a month are to be mailed the questions.

The Census Bureau plans to start mailing questionnaires in the next several months for a new annual survey designed to replace the “long form” census sent to homes at the start of each decade.

Bureau officials had feared it would fail to receive from Congress money to implement the “American Community Survey,” now being tested.

House and Senate negotiators agreed, however, to provide $146 million in the next budget for the survey, the amount the bureau said was needed to move out of testing.

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