- How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010?
- Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1?
- Is this house, apartment, or mobile home: owned with mortgage, owned without mortgage, rented, occupied without rent?
- What is your telephone number?
- Please provide information for each person living here. Start with a person here who owns or rents this house, apartment, or mobile home. If the owner or renter lives somewhere else, start with any adult living here. This will be Person 1. What is Person 1's name?
- What is Person 1's sex?
- What is Person 1's age and Date of Birth?
- Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?
- What is Person 1's race?
- Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else?
4. The controversy arises over how much information the federal government can obtain under this right -- and how this information will be used. Libertarians (led by Ron Paul) are against the Census as being too invasive of an individual's privacy. There's also a racism charge regarding the language in Question 9. Personally, I've heard discussion about the ability of ne-erdowells to hack into the Census information and use this info for identity theft purposes, but I haven't read any news stories on that concern (or didn't find one in my cursory surfing).
5. Does everyone answer? Apparently not. A Palm Desert, California, report shows that for each census returned in 2000, that community received $2000 in federal funds. However, the Coachella Valley only had a response rate of 50% then -- and from the news report, it looks like there may be more folk riled up now than back in 2000, as one person is quoted with asking why the government needs the info when the government is broke and has no money to allot. And, the Response Rate of the 2000 Census is shown online, divided by state. The District of Columbia had a 60% response rate in 2000 according to the site.