Texas Congressman Poe calls for voluntary ACS (HB931)

H.R.931: To make participation in the American Community Survey voluntary, except with respect to certain basic questions.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.00931:

The Census Bureau addressed this issue for Congress back in 2003. Making the ACS voluntary has negative effects on mail response, survey quality, and costs. See below for details:

Meeting 21st Century Demographic Data Needs – Implementing the American Community Survey
Report 3: Testing the Use of Voluntary Methods
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/library/2003/Report03.pdf

Meeting 21st Century Demographic Data Needs – Implementing the American Community Survey
Report 11: Testing Voluntary Methods – Additional Results
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/library/2004/Report11.pdf

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