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Title An Examination of the 2010 Census Be Counted Program and Its Effects on Census Coverage and Duplication
Year 2012
Access date 28.06.2012

During the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau provided Be Counted questionnaires that were made available at various public sites nationwide, which allowed people to self respond if they: a) did not receive a 2010 Census questionnaire, b) believed they were not included in their household’s original mail back questionnaire, or c) had no usual residence (including those experiencing homelessness). The Be Counted questionnaires collected the same demographic information that was present on the 2010 Census mail back questionnaires: relationship, age, sex, Hispanic origin, and race. Be Counted questionnaires were made available throughout the country in Questionnaire Assistance Centers and Be Counted sites. Questionnaire Assistance Centers provided the extra benefit of having a Census representative on site to assist respondents in completing the questionnaire or answering general questions about the 2010 Census. This paper will provide information on how often and for what reasons the Questionnaire Assistance Centers were visited. We will also report on how many Be Counted forms were completed and how many people from Be Counted forms were counted in the final 2010 Census counts. We will examine types of living quarters that were occupied by people that completed a Be Counted form and if Be Counted forms
were more likely to be completed in urban, rural, or suburban regions of the country. Finally, we will look at issues with the questionnaire design and potential duplication caused by the processing of people with no usual residence.

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Year of publication2012
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Web survey bibliography - The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 67th Annual Conference, 2012 (50)