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i think it is wrong that the government is being misleading about confidentiality. The information is confidential only for 72 years and then it is all made public. You might say that 72 years is a long time but if it is marketed as "confidential" many people would thing that means always. The Census Bureau should be up front and say in all its marketing that the information is confidential for 72 years.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2010 on A Proud Day For The Census at The Director's Blog
The census information can not be considered confidential. It is going to be released in 70 years. To be considered confidential it would have to never ever be released. In fact the raw data should be destroyed once it is compiled.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2010 on A Proud Day For The Census at The Director's Blog
I just noticed that the census form distinguishes between biological and adopted children by asking "adoptive daughter/son" or biological daughter/son. This labeling of children is insulting, demeaning and and unnecessary. Legally there is no distinction. Had the form asked in a separate question something like "did the child come into the family through adoption" that would have been acceptable bececause it is not directly labeling the child I can not in good conscious answer that question so I am going to write in my own check box and title it daughter/son and then I will check that. But the Census Bureau should be ashamed to be so insensitive in the way it worded its form. You deserve to have people throw the form in the trash because of what you did.
I just noticed that the census form distinguishes between biological and adopted children by asking "adoptive daughter/son" or biological daughter/son. This labeling of children is insulting, demeaning and and unnecessary. Had the form asked in a separate question something like "did the child come into the family through adoption" that would have been acceptable bececause it is not directly labeling the child I can not in good conscious answer that question so I am going to write in my own check box and title it daughter/son and then I will check that. But the Census Bureau should be ashamed to be so insensitive in the way it worded its form. You deserve to have people throw the form in the trash because of what you did.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2010 on Children Count Too! at The Director's Blog
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