Friday, November 20, 2009

A Federal Govt Program You Have to Like

The Census Bureau abandoned its long-form questionnaire from the decennial census, but switched to annual (American Community Survey) surveys that cover the same ground (and more). There will soon be the beginnings of a time series of very rich data. I just heard a presentation by Bureau staff and got a taste of some of this. Next year, there will even be a question in health insurance coverage -- about which there has been some controversy.