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American Community Survey- US Census (1 Viewer)

Nelson Au

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I’m curious if others recieved this survey from the US Census? I received a card in the mail to go online to fill out a survey. I also received a paper copy as I didn’t go on-line right away to do it. I worked on it over the weekend and I felt some of the questions were invasive, such as yearly salary and work address, even for a census given that it asks for your name.

I did some checking and it does appear to be a legitimate survey. But I see there are others on the Internet who are concerned too. I’ve seen comments on Reddit where they say your name is held from others so it’s not going to be visible to the Census workers. I’m hesitating to send this in, though I realize it says by law, I am required to.

I’m just venting I guess, and to see if others have done this survey too. Thanks!
 
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Nelson Au

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Hi Josh, yes, it did not smell right to me either, I never heard of it. I did some checking and found several YouTube videos too. It’s interesting that so many people question the legitimacy of it!



 

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I received that here in California and there where lots of questions that honestly was none of there business so I flat out did not answer them. I don't care about the required by law because they do not need to know everything they where asking. I bet a good percentage of people ether did not do a response or skipped alot of questions like I did. What are they going to do run around and arrest people.
 

Nelson Au

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Dave- Yeah, I just didn’t like the idea of answering some of the questions.

And I got another card in the mail today saying I need to send the survey in, or go online and answer the questions. If I don’t, a census person will come calling to get the answers from me!
 

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wonder what happens if you give them an answer that isn't quite....accurate...?
 

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This doesn’t pass the smell test for me. The official U.S. census is conducted every ten years; the last one was in 2020. We’re not due for another one until 2030.
Yes, but he is not talking about the 10-year Census, he is talking about the American Community Survey, which the Census Bureau website says is conducted every month, every year, and includes different questions concerning education, employment, internet access, transportation, etc.
 

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