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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. -18.104.22.168 (talk) 10:35, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
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)