Thursday, June 24, 2010

The U.S. Census

From yesterday's New York Times:

"As of Tuesday, 98 percent of the 47 million households that had
failed to return their census questionnaires had been contacted by a
census worker.... Despite fears of hostility toward the federal
government, incidents involving census workers have been relatively
few. Since April, in the course of knocking on 47 million doors an
average of two times, the bureau has logged 430 on-the-job incidents
against enumerators, including 13 cases where shots were fired (one
man was killed in Baltimore) and 139 cases where a weapon was pulled.
Ten workers were robbed, one was bitten by a duck and another by a
rooster...."

More here:

<http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/23/us/23census.html>

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