Stop the Voluntary Response Option for the ACS

[Source for this is a Data Alert from the Association of Public Data Users (APDU)]

On Tuesday, March 6 at 9:30 AM, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census, and the National Archives, will hold a hearing on H.R. 931, a bill to make participation in the American Community Survey voluntary. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) is the bill’s sponsor. [More on the RNC and the ACS in a previous post.]

Organizations interested in providing feedback on the proposed bill should direct written comments to Yvette Cravins, staff to subcommittee ranking member Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), and John Cuaderes, staff to Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), for the official hearing record no later than Monday, March 5.

Census Bureau research relevant to a voluntary ACS response option:

Exploratory Analysis of the Differences in American Community Survey Respondent Characteristics Between the Mandatory and Voluntary Response Methods
Michael Ikeda, Julie Tsay, and Lynne Weidman | Census Bureau
January 17, 2012

Comparison of the American Community Survey Voluntary Estimates versus Mandatory Estimates
Alfredo Navarro, Karen E. King, and Michael Starsinic | Census Bureau
September 27, 2011

Quality Measures Associated with a Voluntary American Community Survey
Deborah Griffin and David Raglin | Census Bureau
July 28, 2011

Cost and Workload Implications of a Voluntary American Community Survey
Deborah Griffin | Census Bureau
May 18, 2011

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