Talk:American Community Survey

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Costs of Survey[edit]

Does anyone know the annual cost of ACS (or other surveys)?

((Survey costs seem to be a much under-reported subject.))

Johnbibby (talk) 10:30, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

In 2005-6, evidently $146-170 million for one year.[1]

Vandalism[edit]

Was this page vandalised? The introduction seems to have been written by somebody incredibly biased on the subject


McMouse —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.239.217.81 (talk) 16:11, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Are you serious? Which way do you believe the introduction to be biased, pro or con? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.201.30.235 (talk) 22:15, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Look at the date of his comment and the date of yours. Here is the revision he was referring to: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_Community_Survey&oldid=255861370 216.183.249.194 (talk) 14:34, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Issues[edit]

Perhaps there should be a section about the issues with ACS data, more links to comparability between the Decennial Census and ACS. I will throw out there issues of Population count in College communities. The Census conducts a Population count on one specific date, as the ACS takes a population count over the whole year. When college students go home, the College population can be under-represented by the ACS.

This would be good, especially for issues such as "inability to opt out" and "is not anonymous" - unlike the normal census. -98.154.249.46 (talk) 10:35, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

It's there, but it's subtle. For instance, the second paragraph under "Implementation" folds criticism into the section, breaking the encyclopedic format in the process: "...if you don't respond we follow-up with phone calls and/or visits. However, Section 221 of Title 13 U.S.C., makes it a misdemeanor to refuse or willfully neglect to complete the questionnaire or answer questions posed by census takers and imposes a fine of not more than $100. This fine is changed by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 from $100 to not more than $5,000. To date, no person has ever been charged with a crime for refusing to answer the ACS survey, which several U.S. Representatives have challenged..." Would an NPOV tablet be appropriate? I lean no, but I encourage the authors of those views to at least transplant that sort of critical review, as factual as it may be, into the "Opposition" section. Thanks! J1.grammar natz (talk) 14:00, 4 April 2010 (UTC)