American Community Survey

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  1. Pro_Line_FL

    Pro_Line_FL Well-Known Member

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    Just received "American Community Survey" which mandates citizens to surrender some very personal information. I don't recall ever having done this before. Is this a new thing?

    The response is required by law.

    "Your response to this survey is required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141 and 193). Title 13, as changed by Title 18, imposes a penalty for not responding. We estimate this survey will take about 40 minutes to complete."


    Americans must answer U.S. Census Bureau survey by law, though agency hasn't prosecuted since 1970
    https://www.politifact.com/texas/st...ans-must-answer-us-census-bureau-survey-law-/
     
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    The maximum fine is $100. Even a minimum wage worker could come up with that much. And as you said, they haven't gone after anyone for not responding since 1970.
     
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    They harass the **** out of you, endless phone calls, several times a day, until you give in. Been there, done that. I thought some of the questions were extremely invasive. Why the Hell should I have to tell them the size of my mortgage payment or how many languages I speak?
     
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    Not since 1970, but we have an obsessed person in the WH now. Besides, the fine is up to $5000. Funny how the Supreme Court denied the citizenship questions from the Census, and then we have a long list of citizenship questions on another mandatory survey.

    "the fine for refusing to answer a bureau survey can be as much as $5,000, the bureau separately says online, citing Section 3571 of Title 18."
     
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    I got the feeling they are looking to single out Hispanic people (Spanish speaking) so they can see if they can remove them from the US.
     
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    • Ancestry
    • Citizenship status
    • Disability status
    • Educational attainment
    • Fertility
    • Grandparents as caregivers
    • Language spoken at home
    • Marital history
    • Marital status
    • Migration/Residence 1 year ago
    • Place of birth
    • School enrollment
    • Undergraduate field of degree
    • Veteran status; period of military service
    • Year of entry
    Economic
    • Class of worker
    • Commuting (journey to work) and place of work
    • Employment status
    • Food stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Health insurance coverage
    • Income and earnings
    • Industry and occupation
    • Poverty status
    • Work status last year
    Housing
    • Bedrooms
    • Computer and Internet use
    • House heating fuel
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Occupancy/vacancy status
    • Occupants per room
    • Plumbing facilities
    • Rent
    • Rooms
    • Selected monthly owner costs
    • Telephone service available
    • Tenure (owner/renter)
    • Units in structure
    • Value of home
    • Vehicles available
    • Year householder moved into unit
    • Year structure built
    Demographic
    • Age; Sex
    • Group quarters population
    • Hispanic or Latino origin
    • Race
    • Relationship to householder
     
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    I don’t think so. This survey’s been around for a long time. I got the survey years ago, before the recent hoopla over immigration.
     
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    Pretty invasive, huh? That’s what I thought. I considered complaining to my congresscritters, but didn’t follow through on that idea.
     
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    Just answer every question with the number 7 and send it in.
     
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    You might get a visit from CPS haha
     
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    And they asked about your fertility, salary, value of your home, size of your mortgage and if you have been divorced?

    Why does the government need to know these things?
     
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    And a $5000 fine.
     
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    We shouldnt have to tell them anything
     
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    Yes, but we do have to tell them everything they want to know, or they will make you suffer.
     
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    I will tell them how many people live in the house and return it with the balance blank. There, you got your count for assigning voting districts. The rest is government trying to run more of my life.
     
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    They have the right to ask being a disabled person on the government dole it helps people like me get more help in theory so some questions are fine and others aren't, we should have the right to opt out of some questions we find too invasive.
     
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    why do they need to know how many sinks I have in the house, or how many times I have been divorced?

    I am surprised they didn't ask how many guns I have in the house?
     
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