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  • 86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

    04/16/2014 8:55:39 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 41 replies
    CNSNews.Com via Drudge ^ | April 16, 2014 - 5:04 AM | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000. That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week. These are the people who built America, and these are the people who can sustain it as a free country. The liberal media has not made them famous like the polar bear, but they are truly a threatened species. It is...
  • Census Survey changes to omit healthcare questions

    04/16/2014 5:49:14 AM PDT · by raygunfan · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4-16-14 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.
  • Cooking the ObamaCare Stats

    04/15/2014 6:55:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 April 2014
    Suddenly, the Census Bureau changes how it counts insurance. ___ Out of the blue, the Census Bureau has changed how it counts health insurance—at the precise moment when ObamaCare is roiling the insurance markets. Since 1987, the Current Population Survey, or CPS, has collected information on the health-insurance coverage status of Americans. The annual reports are widely cited because their large sample sizes improve accuracy, the data are gathered constantly, and they tease out state-by-state details. But this year the Census revamped the CPS household insurance questions, muddying comparisons between the pre- and post-ObamaCare numbers. The results of the new...
  • Report: Census overhaul will obscure ObamaCare first-year effects

    04/15/2014 8:43:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2014 | Elsie Viebeck
    Changes to this year's census will make it difficult to assess how many people gained health insurance as a result of ObamaCare's first year of open enrollment, according to a report. The reported overhaul of census questions on health insurance arrives as politicians, journalists and researchers await official data on how many people gained and lost coverage in the last year. The changes are reportedly intended to improve the survey's accuracy. They will likely mark a "break in trend" for census health insurance data, making it hard to compared the 2014 report to past reports. The revisions and their potential...
  • Census office survey scandal grows as inflation stats faked

    03/27/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | john crudele
    The Census Bureau’s Philadelphia office wasn’t just corrupting the nation’s unemployment rate by fabricating data. It was also filing false information about inflation in this country. Just how large an effect this fraud was having on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) — and consequently the cost of living adjustments for Social Security recipients and others — is not yet known.
  • Post-racial America?

    03/21/2014 7:00:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 19, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    A panel at the Center for American Progress discussed “The Meaning of Race in a 21st-Century America,” billed as an “in-depth discussion on the meaning of race and ethnicity in a changing America.” Julie Dowling, associate professor of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, spoke, in great detail, of how the U.S. Census questions have evolved over time. Historically, Dowling pointed out that Hispanics did not want to be label themselves as Latinos for fear of discrimination and actually called themselves “white” on early Census Bureau reports to avoid being labeled as such. Mexicans in the U.S....
  • 2013 Census Estimate - Florida Trails New York By Just 100,000 Residents

    03/13/2014 10:04:47 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Census Bureau ^ | 13 March 2014
    New York: 19.6 million. Florida: 19.5 million. New York: 57.6% non-Hispanic white. Florida: 57.0% non-Hispanic white.
  • Legal Question About Census...

    01/09/2014 11:13:43 AM PST · by Cyber Liberty · 41 replies
    My Head | Today | Me
    I have a question for the Legal Eagles out there... The Census people are pi$$ing me off. First, I got a post card telling me a questionnaire is coming, then another post card. After that, a VERY thick envelope with a very long and intrusive list of questions about things from who lives here, how long, incomes, professions. Then there are questions like renting/owning, do I have a toilet, a refrigerator and the like. I wrote on the form there are two people of the human race living here and dropped it in the mail. Then I got a post...
  • Population declining in states with relatively high dependence on government

    01/16/2014 9:09:32 AM PST · by relictele · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Michael Barone
    The Census Bureau’s holiday treat is its release of annual state population estimates, to be digested slowly in the new year. The headline from this year’s release is that population growth from July 2012 to July 2013 was 0.72 percent, lower than in the two preceding years and the lowest since the Great Depression 1930s. This reflects continuing low, below-replacement-rate birth rates and lower immigration than in 1982-2007. Net immigration from Mexico evidently continues to be zero. The nation's economy may be growing again, but Americans -- and potential Americans -- are not acting like it. There's a parallel here...
  • Six Ways the U.S. is Changing

    01/02/2014 9:04:49 PM PST · by ckilmer · 15 replies
    http://nation.time.com ^ | Jan. 02, 2014 | Josh Sanburn
    The population of the United States is growing, but barely. According to data released this week by the Census Bureau, the number of Americans grew by less than 1% – the lowest growth rate since the 1930s. What does that mean for the country? And what else can we learn about the nation’s changing demographics? Here are six takeaways from the Census’s latest numbers.
  • Bungling French bureaucrats send census letter to Napoleon Bonaparte -who died in 1821

    12/11/2013 6:37:41 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 11, 2013 | Sara Malm
    French bureaucrats gathering information for the national census may need to go back to history class after they sent a letter to Napoleon.Official census body Insee addressed a letter to the late French emperor – and were told to forward their request to Saint Peter.Insee is now facing questions about the accuracy of their work as Napoleon has been dead for nearly 200 years. (edit)
  • Report: Obama Wanted Rahm Emanuel to Run 2010 Census

    11/23/2013 3:48:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/23/2013
    There is an ongoing congressional investigation of improprieties and possible fraud at the US Census, as the New York Post reports a rumor that in 2009, gearing up for the 2010 national headcount, the Obama administration wanted to put the Census under the auspices of senior White House aide Rahm Emanuel.Normally, the Census is administrated by the Chief of the Commerce department. Obama reportedly decided that Emanuel would be a superior overseer. The fact that a strident Democratic strategist such as Emanuel could have been at the helm of the Census, the main purpose of which is congressional redistricting, must have put Republicans...
  • White House grabs 2010 census power

    11/20/2013 9:27:29 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 02/07/2009 | Drew Zahn
    In a move with major political implications for voting, districting and representation in future elections, the Obama administration has demanded oversight of the 2010 U.S. census. The move has Republicans crying foul, alleging that transferring the power of census-taking from the Commerce Department, which normally oversees the U.S. Census Bureau, to the White House is an attempt to manipulate redistricting of congressional seats. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2009/02/88302/#Mk8XATqsaWiG5ZEr.99
  • Census Bureau: Means-Tested Gov't Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers

    10/25/2013 8:59:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-24-2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau. They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines. There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers. That means there were about 1.07 people getting some...
  • Census: 49% of Americans Get Gov’t Benefits; 82M in Households on Medicaid

    10/23/2013 6:27:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/23/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In the fourth quarter of 2011, 49.2 percent of Americans received benefits from one or more government programs, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. In total, the Census Bureau estimated, 151,014,000 Americans out of a population then estimated to be 306,804,000 received benefits from one or more government programs during the last three months of 2011. Those 151,014,000 beneficiaries equaled 49.2 percent of the population. This included 82,457,000 people--or 26.9 percent of the population--who lived in households in which one or more people received Medicaid benefits. Also among the 151,014,000 who received benefits from one...
  • Have You Received an "American Community Survey"? (Census)

    09/16/2013 3:28:02 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 89 replies
    9/16/13 | Self
    Another FReeper indicated that he had received the American Community Survey, which is the 28-page extended survey from the Census Bureau that asks all kinds of invasive questions about income, health, living arrangements, etc. I had also received the American Community Survey some time ago. I did not return it, and I have not heard from the Census Bureau since. In the thread, it seemed like a number of FReepers have received this survey, which got me to thinking... Is it possible that the Census Bureau is targeting folks like FReepers, collecting data for political purposes? A few years ago,...
  • I just got this GIANT 28 page form from the Government "American Community Survey" - (Vanity)

    09/16/2013 10:44:26 AM PDT · by I still care · 99 replies
    Self
    It says it is REQUIRED by law - but there is no way I am doing this. It's 28 pages of invasive, nanny state interfering that would shock our founding fathers. Most of the questions have to do with my health or my insurance. It wants info on each person, and then "What is your health insurance? Do you have disabilities? What is your job? What is your income? How much money did you make? Were you self employed? Really invasive questions - a nightmare - It's awful! Even a liberal would freak out!
  • Why is the US Census Bureau trying to ge ahold of me? (Vanity)

    09/16/2013 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    09/16/2013 | Responsibility2nd
    Home phone. Why we still have one; I don't know. If it rings while we're home - we ignore it and let it go to the machine. I never ever even check the ansering machine, but Mrs. R2 does. And this weekend she told me that the Census Bureau jas been calling and leaving messages. They want a call back. (Insert suspicious red flags going up here) Anyway the call back number is 1-888-817-2153 and I have a case number. And no, I haven't returned that call. And yes, I Googled it. It is the Census Bureau and there are...
  • National briefs: 1 in 5 U.S. spouses are foreign-born

    09/05/2013 9:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 6, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
    One in five married households has at least one spouse who was born outside the United States, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. Immigration trends have contributed to the growing number of foreign-born Americans, and the Census Bureau found 21 percent of married households in the U.S. in 2011 had at least one foreign-born spouse. In California, Nevada, Hawaii and the District of Columbia, at least 12 percent of the married households included one American-born spouse and another foreign-born person, which the Census Bureau calls "mixed-nativity." The national average is 7.4 percent.....
  • Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties

    09/05/2013 7:00:02 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 34 replies
    Walter Hickey and Joe Weisenthal ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Walter Hickey and Joe Weisenthal
    Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them. And here's the whole list of counties that are shaded in. Los Angeles County, CA Cook County, IL Harris County, TX Maricopa County, AZ San Diego County, CA Orange County, CA Miami-Dade County, FL Kings County, NY Dallas County, TX Queens County, NY (rest of list...
  • There aren’t enough whites to go around

    07/14/2013 5:27:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Linking and Thinking on Education ^ | July 13, 2013 | Joanne Jacobs
    School segregation remains a reality: “74 percent of African Americans still attend majority nonwhite schools, compared to just over 76 percent in the late 1960s,” writes The Nation‘s Greg Kauffman. But there’s a demographic reality to consider, responds Matthew Yglesias in Slate. U.S. schools are running low on white kids. Non-Hispanic whites were 54 percent of the under-18 population in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 1980, according to the Census Bureau. Furthermore, among kids under the age of 5, non-Hispanic whites are a minority. [...] We can’t integrate our way to better school performance, agrees Sara Mead. That includes...
  • Did Personal Data Aid Obama Campaign?

    07/06/2013 7:59:53 PM PDT · by knak · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/6/2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    The IRS has been credibly accused of targeting conservatives as a way to minimize their participation in the 2014 elections. But there is a mirror image to their suppression in the last cycle; the Obama campaign's utilization of Big Data to bring liberal partisans to the polls. It was something that the press writing of admiringly both before and after the election, for example: Time: How Obama's number-crunchers helped him win Businessweek: Google's Eric Schmidt Invests in Obama's Big-Data Brains Other outlets have confessed to some trepidation: Gizmodo: How the Obama Campaign Uses Your Personal Information to Get Your Money...
  • Hawaii has largest Asian, lowest white population among states

    06/14/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | June 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    A state analysis of U.S. Census data released today shows Hawaii has by far the largest share of Asians and the smallest share of whites in any U.S. state's total population. The research division of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism said the data shows 56.9 percent of Hawaii's population identified as Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more races as of July 1 last year. That's by far the highest share of any state, with California ranked second at 15.8 percent. Despite a population of just under 1.4 million, Hawaii ranks fifth in the...
  • Vanity (wish it was): In light of current Big Brother - Do you remember Rahm's WH Census grab??

    06/09/2013 5:36:08 PM PDT · by time4good · 26 replies
    Self | June 9th, 2013 | Self
    I was talking with my brother today about all that's going down and the NSA whisleblower, etc. He reminded me of Rahm Emanuel's White House power grab of gathering the Census data back in 2009. Does anyone have detailed info on this? His speculation was that that was the groundwork, with all its detailed snoopy questions, for things to come. No one has brought this up out in the blogosphere. Rush needs to talk about this tomorrow and bring it out in the open. I bet the boys in Congress would sure be curious to connect the dots. Let's roll!!
  • White kids will no longer be a majority in 2019- just a few years

    05/20/2013 3:28:50 AM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | May 15, 2013 | By Annalyn Kurtz
    White, non-Hispanic kids will no longer make up the majority of America's youth in just five to six years, according to Census Bureau projections released Wednesday. Those projections, which include four different scenarios for population growth, estimate that today's minority ethnic groups will soon account for at least half of the under-18 population, either in 2018 or 2019. "This is going to start from the bottom of the age distribution and move its way up," said William Frey, demographer and senior fellow for the Brookings Institution. "All of these projections show we're moving to greater diversity in the United States."...
  • Single moms are making us broke

    05/05/2013 8:01:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-5-13 | joe soucheray
    It was reported the other day on an inside page of the Pioneer Press, and without nearly enough fanfare, that more than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried. That is census data, from census demographers, from the very government that then becomes responsible for many, if not most, of those unmarried women and children. If that isn't an astonishing statistic, it should be. Why, to any logical person's way of thinking, it explains everything in terms of government at all levels bloating out of control. Supposing that even angels might fear to...
  • ‘Government is not spying’ (American Community Survey - 2010 census)

    05/04/2013 1:46:58 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 45 replies
    The Garden Island ^ | May 1, 2013 | Dennis Rowley, Commander Ret. US Navy
    I cannot sit silently after reading “Census Calling on Kaua`i” (April 29, 2013). The article is counter to my personal experience and I feel compelled to share my experience with you. In the article the statements made by Mr. Gene Henry of the American Community Survey are counter to fact. This is not a letter representing one party or another. It is not an attempt to sway you to opt out of the American Community Survey. It is simply a recitation of fact. In 2010 my wife and I received a letter demanding that we participate in the ACS. The...
  • Census Report Shocker (census report details demographic details of non-marital childbearing)

    05/03/2013 7:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2013 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The issue of "who's minding the kids" is now taking back seat to "who is having the kids." The just-released Census Bureau Report, "Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women With a Recent Birth, 2011," (SECCUM) describes for the first time the demographic details of non-marital childbearing -- and it is not a pretty picture. The report reveals dramatic increases in non-marital births and is the first Census Bureau report showing the relationship of non-marital births to geographic variations and educational attainment. It is depressing yet unsurprising that with median age of women at first marriage approaching 27 years...
  • A question on the Census...

    04/22/2013 8:31:07 AM PDT · by irishtenor · 31 replies
    4/22 | Irishtenor
    I just received a Census form (yes I know it is 2013)and I am wondering just how much information I need to give the government. I thought that the Census was required every 10 years. Why are they now asking MORE questions? They want name, age, marital status, race, type of house, when built, how many rooms, how many bedrooms, computers, what kind of internet service, utility usage, monthly rent... the list goes on. My question to all you Constitutional Scholars: How much information am I REQUIRED to give?
  • American Housing Survey

    04/20/2013 3:00:26 PM PDT · by freepertoo · 27 replies
    First time I've tried initiating a post, hope I'm doing this correctly (apologies if I am not!). I have received an American Housing Survey Worksheet in the mail from the U.S. Department of Commerce (second census I've had in two years) asking for very private information (how much I pay in utilities, total real estate costs, how much I put down to purchase my home, how much I still owe, etc.). I am really getting upset by these intrusions. Is it legally expedient for me to answer these questions? I feel that my civil liberties are being invaded. I do...
  • Monetary Migrants - New census data show that people go where the money is. (Michael Barone)

    03/25/2013 2:48:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    What parts of America have been growing during these years of sluggish economic growth?Answers come from comparing the Census Bureau’s just-released estimates of metropolitan-area populations in July 2012 with the results of the census conducted in 2010.The focus here is on the 51 metro areas with populations of more than 1 million, where 55 percent of Americans live — most of them, of course, not in central cities but in suburbs and exurbs.Two growth champs stick out — Austin and Raleigh. A half-century ago, neither of them amounted to much.The counties now in metro Austin had 300,000 people in...
  • New Census Data Show People Go Where the Money Is

    03/25/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    What parts of America have been growing during these years of sluggish economic growth? Answers come from comparing the Census Bureau's just-released estimates of metropolitan area populations in July 2012 with the results of the Census conducted in 2010. The focus here is on the 51 metro areas with populations of more than 1 million where 55 percent of Americans live, most of them of course not in central cities but in suburbs and exurbs. Two growth champs stick out -- Austin and Raleigh. A half-century ago, neither of them amounted to much. The counties now in metro Austin had...
  • Census Shows Record 1 In 3 US Counties Are Dying Off

    03/14/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its most sluggish growth levels since the Great Depression. The areas of natural decrease stretch from industrial areas near Pittsburgh and Cleveland to the vineyards outside San Francisco to the rural areas of east Texas and the Great Plains. A common theme is a waning local economy, such...
  • Census to replace "Negro" with "black" or "African-American"

    WASHINGTON — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys. Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels "black" or "African-American". The change will take effect next year when the Census Bureau distributes its annual American Community Survey to more than 3.5 million U.S. households, Nicholas Jones, chief of the bureau's racial statistics branch, said in an interview.
  • 2012 Economic Census (vanity: what is this crap?)

    01/08/2013 4:16:37 PM PST · by manic4organic · 51 replies
    My Mailbox ^ | 01/08/2013 | Me
    I received this in the mail the other day. The front of the envelope reads: "U.S. Census Bureau Form Enclosed. YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW. Please complete and return by February 12, 2013. I knew the Census is part of the Constitution but a business census? They have pages and pages of forms they want filled out. They want to know how many employees, all my financial numbers, (sales and types services and products offered). First, is this Constitutional? Second, doesn't the IRS have most of this information already?
  • [AZ] IRC seeks exemption from legal review [Redistricting Map]

    12/27/2012 5:40:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | December 27, 2012 | Howard Fisher
    PHOENIX -- Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal court to block them from being questioned about the legislative maps they drew. In legal papers filed in U.S. District Court, attorneys for the five commissioners said their actions are protected by "legislative privilege," a legal concept that generally prevents lawmakers from being questioned or sued about how they reached a decision. And they want a three-judge panel hearing the case to preclude lawyers for the challengers, from being allowed to ask them about it in pretrial depositions. But Joe Kanefield, one of the commission's attorneys, said this is...
  • ISLAM IS THE FASTEST GROWING RELIGION IN ENGLAND; CHRISTIANITY ON THE DECLINE, CENSUS DATA SHOWS

    12/14/2012 12:32:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/14/2012 | Jason Howerton
    Islam is the fastest growing religion in England and Wales, according to new census data. The number of people identifying with no religion nearly doubled over the last decade while the percentage of people who call themselves Christians has dropped to 59 percent, down from 72 percent 10 years ago. The Muslim Council of Britain was pleased with the new data, saying Muslims were playing a “significant part in increasing diversity in Britain.” Of the roughly 56.07 million people counted in the census, 33.24 million described themselves as “Christian” while 2.7 million identified as Muslims, an increase from 3.0 percent...
  • Christians Drop 13 Percent in UK; Census Reveals Just 59 Percent Identify as Christian in 2011

    12/14/2012 9:14:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2012
    There has been a huge 13 percent drop in the number of people in Britain identifying themselves as Christian, according to new data released from the 2011 Census. The shocking statistics reveal that the number of Christians has fallen from 37 million to 33 million since 2001. Christians now make up only 59 percent of the population, as opposed to 72 percent in 2001. Meanwhile, the number of Muslims has risen from 1.5 million to 2.7 million - or 5 percent of the population - while the number of people describing themselves as having no religion rose by 10 percent...
  • Census Bureau: 5 of 10 Wealthiest U.S. Counties Surround Washington, D.C.

    12/13/2012 8:12:42 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 13, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Five of the Top 10 wealthiest counties in the United States are in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area--within commuting distance for the thousands of federal government workers, lobbyists, lawyers, defense contractors, think-tank experts and political operatives who work in and around the nation’s capital. The five counties have median household incomes that are roughly double the national median of $50,502. Loudoun County, Va., which lies to the north and west of the District of Columbia, topped the list in 2011, with a median family income of $119,525, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE),...
  • Census: Whites no longer a majority in U.S. by 2043

    12/12/2012 10:18:34 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12-12-12 | AP
    White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections, part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate. The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known. America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minorities, particularly for Hispanics who entered the U.S. at the height of the immigration boom...
  • An Embarrassing Metric Disappears: Why are gov't stats taxpayer migration being discontinued?

    12/11/2012 8:45:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2012 | Jim Pettit
    As the din of America’s falling headfirst over the fiscal cliff reverberates across the nation, the Obama administration is quietly killing a key economic metric that tells how, and how many, people are voting with their feet. Since 1991 the Internal Revenue Service has been compiling statistics on filers’ addresses, which the agency’s Statistics of Income division uses to show who is moving into and out of every county and state in the nation. As you’d expect, the IRS also knows the aggregate income levels of those who move. So the movements of the most fundamental productive components of the...
  • Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    11/15/2012 12:21:38 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    CBSDC/AP ^ | November 15, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive. New figures released by the Census Bureau this week found a spike in poverty numbers last year, going from 49 million in 2010 to 49.7 million last year. The numbers may come as a surprise to Congress, which estimated in September that the poverty rate would drop to 46.2 million. One of the most startling findings showed that almost 20 percent of American...
  • Census: U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 Million Americans Affected

    11/15/2012 11:27:26 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    CBS DC ^ | November 15, 2012
    Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive. New figures released by the Census Bureau this week found a spike in poverty numbers last year, going from 49 million in 2010 to 49.7 million last year. The numbers may come as a surprise to Congress, which estimated in September that the poverty rate would drop to 46.2 million.
  • US Census may start asking sexual orientation questions

    10/19/2012 10:04:45 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 17, 2012 | Anne Sorock
    The U.S. Census, always seeking ways to go above and beyond its constitutional role of counting the number of people in the United States, may be planning to ask questions regarding sexual orientation in the 2020 Census community survey.
  • American Community Survey/Census - Vanity

    10/14/2012 8:15:29 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 49 replies
    Vanity | 10/14/12 | Saoirise
    Has anyone else received this survey in the mail in the last month?Allegedly it's from the census bureau and dept of commerce. The form asks very intrusive personal questions such as: "What time do you go to work? What time do you return from work? How much income do you earn?". I had never heard of this survey before so I didn't respond. A stranger showed up at my door and has left a couple of notes asking me to contact him to complete the survey. Get this - this alleged Government worker even contacted my HOA's Management Co and...
  • Without voting, noncitizens could swing the election for Obama

    10/05/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012 | Leonard Steinhorn
    If President Obama wins reelection by three or four Electoral College votes next month, the reason may be simple: noncitizens, mostly immigrants, who don’t have the right to vote. No, I’m not talking about his immigration policy or his popularity with Latinos. Nor does this have anything to do with voter fraud. Rather, an Obama victory could hinge on a quirk in the Constitution that gives noncitizens, a group that includes illegal immigrants and legal permanent residents, a say in electing the president of the United States. As required by Article I and the Fourteenth Amendment, the decennial census, which...
  • How Poor Is ‘Poor’?

    09/13/2012 3:38:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-13-12 | Robert Rector
    What does it mean to say that 46.2 million Americans live in “poverty”? Yesterday morning, the U.S. Bureau of the Census released its annual report on income and poverty, saying that some 46.2 million Americans –15 percent of the population — were poor in 2011. The poverty rate did not fall from the prior year but remained at a near record high, the agency said. The rise in poverty from 36.4 million in 2006 to 46.2 million in 2011 was due initially to the recession and now to the failure of the Obama administration to restore jobs in the economy....
  • "American Community Survey" -- Oh Happy Day (Vanity)

    07/28/2012 12:06:02 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 26 replies
    US Census Bureau ^ | 7/28/12 | Me
    Oh joy. We received our 2012 "American Community Survey" this week, the gazillion page long form that government experts assure me will take only 38 minutes to fill out. Below are the samples of the extremely obnoxious questions on the current form (courtesy of RyanUS at DemocratUnderground who complained about this government intrusion in his life!). I'm giving them the basics and expect to be harrassed the next six weeks until they finally go away.
  • Why are we getting an invasive census form right NOW?? (vanity)

    07/26/2012 2:15:58 PM PDT · by Marie · 61 replies
    self ^ | 7/26/2012 | Self
    Why are we getting a long-form census right NOW?? I filled out a census form two years ago. This thing is incredible! It's 28 pages long. It's asking some pretty invasive questions (how much my husband earns, to describe his duties at work, what time he leaves for work, how many times we've been married). The income section is as detailed as a tax return! If I used these figures, I could redo last year's tax return - and that is no exaggeration! Heck, I'd have to pull out last year's tax return to answer these questions. And why am...
  • Whites Are Minority in Texas: Texas officially a 'Majority-Minority' State

    05/25/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 61 replies
    Houston News/Michael Berry Show ^ | May 25, 2012 | KTRH staff
    With more than half the population being a non-white 55.2 percent, Texas joins New Mexico, California, Hawaii, and Washington D.C. with a "majority-minority" status, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Majority-minority is a legal term used to describe a U.S. state that has a racial composition of less than 50 percent white. The Census Bureau defines individuals who are considered 'white' as non-Hispanics who have family origins in Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.