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Congress Learns More About the Importance of the American Community Survey

Funding for the Census Bureau and ACS has been a hot topic on Capitol Hill lately.  Congress is considering making responses to the survey voluntary (currently they are mandatory by law), eliminating questions from the survey that are considered too nosy, and even eliminating the survey entirely. On May 27, the Census Project, a network […]

May 28, 2015
Opportunities to Provide Input Regarding the Proposed Elimination of ACS 3-Year Data Products

By Warren A. Brown, President, APDU In the Census Bureau publication Budget Estimates, Fiscal Year 2016, As Presented to Congress, February 2015 the Bureau proposed “to terminate permanently the ‘3-Year Data’ Product” of the American Community Survey (page CEN – 106). Many data users have come to rely on the 3-Year ACS data products for […]

February 23, 2015
The ACS 3-year Demographic Estimates Are History

by Ken Poole: Census Director John Thompson and Acting Director for the 2020 Census Lisa Blumerman spoke with a group of Census stakeholders today about Census plans regarding the American Community Survey.   My take from the conversation: the ACS 3-year demographic estimates are history.  When Census first developed the ACS in the 1990s, the […]

February 3, 2015