Thursday, February 11, 2016

Are you concerned that the U.S. Census Bureau is too nosy with its annual, in-depth surveys?

READER POLL

Are you concerned that the U.S. Census Bureau is too nosy with its annual, in-depth surveys?

Yes, surveys criticized by House Republicans are too intrusive
 
  249 (34.5%)
No, Census data vital to businesses, government efficiency
 
  267 (37.0%)
Yes, they can just Google us instead of spending on surveys
 
  75 (10.4%)
No, GOP shouldn’t complain; President George W. Bush approved surveys
 
  131 (18.1%)
Total votes = 722
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