Check out this link! What is your opinion?
With some paraphrasing for brevity, here are all 10 questions on the 2010 Census form:
1.How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment or mobile home on April 1, 2010?
2.Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1?
3.Is this house, apartment or mobile home owned by you or someone in the house with a mortgage? Owned free and clear? Rented? Occupied without payment of rent?
4.What is your telephone number (number to call if an answer is unclear)?
5.Names of the individuals living in the home.
6.Sex of the individual inhabitants of the home.
7.Ages and dates of birth of the individual inhabitants of the home.
8.Are any the individuals living in the home of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?
9.The race of the individual inhabitants of the home.
10.Do any of the individuals live or stay somewhere else?
I will answer questions 1 and 2 and maybe #10. All other questions I will refuse to answer.
Question #9 is especially offensive to me. It's none of your damn business what race I am unless I can answer American Citizen as my race.
"Yo.....ya know like, I'm with the Census and like....ya know......well.....I got to ask these questions ......yo....and you can answer or not.....or maybe we can.....yo.....like maybe just make up the answers or .....yo....somthing....ya think? I mean don't get me wrong....like...yo....hey...dats a nice cat ya got there......does he live here.....does he like get a check.....?"
Yo, adrian....tell da guy to put the gun down.......AAAAAADRIIIIIAN!
If you refuse to answer a question you can be fined something like $100.00
If you falsely answer, the fine goes up to $100,000.00 per violation.
I think I'll just refuse to answer. By the way, only one person has ever been tried in a court of law for failure to answer a census bureau question. I read this just recently and forget the exact facts, but he was found guilty, fined $1.00 and sentenced to one day in jail,sentence suspended.
It's just the threat of jail or being fined that intimidates the populous.
I never met one of these folks. If they ask me what race I'm gonna say Black/Hispanic/German/Asian and American Indian.
I'm with you on this one. I will answer 1, 2, and 10. And yes, #9 is very offensive to me as well.
The way I see it, question #1 is the only one the Constitution authorizes them to ask.
I guess you all have probably seen the census web site. They talk about "protection of information," then say it's illegal to misuse the information. Duh, we know it's illegal, but that doesn't mean it's well protected. Just like the dude says on the video, it's probably not wise to give them any information you wouldn't give to a stranger.
LOL I thought someone was coming to my door as opposed to a form being mailed to me! I have never seen either in my life.