Posts Tagged ‘ACS’

For all of you data junkies out there – as well as anyone who uses socioeconomic data for anything – are you getting tired of the assault on the American Community Survey (ACS) every year?

Logo of the American Community Survey, a proje...This May, it was taken to a new level when the House of Representatives first passed a bill making the ACS a voluntary survey, then deciding to eliminate the ACS completely the following week.  Making the ACS voluntary would decrease the participation rate to a level that would essentially (e.g. statistically) make the data worthless considering the already small sample size.  Only about 2.5 percent of the addresses in the nation receive the survey each year — hardly a tremendous burden on the American public. (more…)


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