Jerry Day – The Census is Getting Personal

There is a great deal of confusion about the Census “Short form” and “Long Form” because the Census Bureau has failed to equally publicize the two current approaches. Many people miss the fact that there is a longer, more invasive form called the “American Community Survey”. It is given to 3 million people by the Census Bureau EVERY YEAR. Part of the video refers to the long form which has 12 pages of questions, many of which are much more probing than the short form. A PDF file of the the long form can be viewed at this link:…



To understand the difference between the short and long forms watch this video:… – “The Census Part 2, Clarifications”.  This video answers the most common questions and objections to the original video, “The Census Is Getting Personal”.


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