Census History: Counting Every Person Once, Only Once and in the Right Place

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Levin Center Identifier
OR.111.15
Document Date
2009-05-11
Report Length
19 pages
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Brief Executive Summary
The investigation was conducted by the committee on oversight and government reform and is the analysis of attempted political manipulation of the Census from before the U.S. Constitution was ratified to the present. The report findings show that: past decennials have been remarkably accurate, Census is a constitutional responsibility, the use of estimates in determining decennial population are inaccurate, statistical adjustment of a Census is flawed, the staff at the Census Bureau are against using statistically adjusted numbers, partisan interference and political manipulation have been constantly rejected, and the current administration were met with appropriate resistance and were rejected when attempting to exert political control over the census.
Related Hearings
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, hearing on "Census 2010: Assessing the Bureau's Strategy for Reducing the Undercount of Hard-to-Count Populations," 111th Cong., H.Hrg. 111-55, (2009, March 23)
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, hearing on "Status of 2010 Census Operations," 111th Cong., H.Hrg. 111-4, (2009, March 5)
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