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  American Community Survey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a project of the U.S. Census Bureau that replaces the long form in the decennial census.
Many Americans found filling out the long form to be burdensome, and its unpopularity was a factor in the declining response rate to the decennial census.
The planned sample will be 3 million households in the U.S., in every county, American Indian and Alaska Native area, Hawaiian Home Land, and in Puerto Rico.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Community_Survey   (295 words)

 NAR - Smart Growth America - 2004 American Community Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Americans place a high value on limiting their commute times and are more likely to see improved public transportation and changing patterns of housing development as the solutions to longer commutes than increasing road capacities.
The survey found that approximately one-third believe that developing communities where people do not have to drive long distances is the best answer while less than two in ten believe the answer is to build new roads.
With costs being equal, a smart growth community was described for purposes of this survey as a mix of apartments, condos, townhouses and single-family detached houses on various sized lots with sidewalks and places to shop, eat, read and go to school within walking distance.
www.realtor.org /sg3.nsf/pages/NARSGA2004Survey   (926 words)

 The Populist Party is fighting for Democracy in America - Danger! - The American Community Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The new survey, unlike the traditional census, is taken each and every year at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.
The survey asks, for instance, how many bathrooms you have in your house, how many miles you drive to work, how many days you were sick last year, and whether you have trouble getting up stairs.
The American Community Survey is patently offensive to all Americans who still embody that fundamental American virtue, namely a healthy mistrust of government.
www.populistamerica.com /danger____the_american_community_survey   (653 words)

 Survey Basics: What is the American Community Survey
The American Community Survey is a way to provide the data communities need every year instead of once in ten years.
The American Community Survey is conducted under the authority of Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 193, and response is mandatory.
The American Community Survey will provide estimates of demographic, housing, social, and economic characteristics every year for all states, as well as for all cities, counties, metropolitan areas, and population groups of 65,000 people or more.
www.census.gov /acs/www/SBasics/What/What1.htm   (548 words)

 The American Community Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The American Community Survey, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is "a...
The American Community Survey, or ACS, has been developed to replace the long-form census questionnaire that was sent to approximately one in six households in the 2000 census in order to collect demographic, socio-economic, and housing information about the American populace.
The American Community Survey is a huge step in the census process for the United States.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/m/f/mfl138/Project3   (1783 words)

 American Community Survey - Main Page
Subject Definitions - definitions on population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey.
American Community Survey - A Handbook for State and Local Officials (in pdf format).
ACS 1999-2001 and Census 2000 Comparison Study - a new study comparing the ACS data from 1999 - 2001 in the 36 Test counties to the corresponding Census 2000 Sample data.
www.census.gov /acs/www   (470 words)

 The American Community Survey - Response Requied By Law [Free Republic]
Communities can use the data, to track the well-being of children, families, and the elderly; determine where to locate new highways, schools, and hospitals; show a large corporation that a town has the workforce the company needs; evaluate programs such as welfare and workforce diversification; and monitor and publicize the results of their programs.
In 1998, the American Community Survey expanded to include two counties in South Carolina that overlapped with counties in the Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal.
The American Community Survey provides critical economic, social, demographic, and housing information to this country's Federal, state, and local decision makers every year, instead of once in 10 years from the decennial census "long form" (the additional social and economic questions that have traditionally been asked of 1 in 6 households).
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a26e8fa4060.htm   (6388 words)

 MIT Iranian Studies Group Launches the Iranian-American Community Survey 2005
A similar survey was held in the summer of 2004 by a group of Iranian-American organizations with BAI Voters Association taking the lead, focusing on civic participation.
The survey is to be carried out between January-March 2005, and is scheduled to be repeated annually, to enable the tracking of changes in the community over time.
The survey is a follow-up on a series of ISG reports released in February 2004 on the socioeconomic characteristics of the Iranian-American community, which received nation-wide coverage, and was widely publicized within the community.
www.payvand.com /news/05/jan/1242.html   (510 words)

 The Thought Police and the American Community Survey
Unlike the traditional census, which collects data every ten years, the American Community Survey is taken every year at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.
And the survey demands that you violate the privacy of others by supplying the names and addresses of your friends, relatives and employer.
Sadly, Americans have become so distracted by the entertainment industry and the political maneuverings of the government that many either do not seem to care or see no hope in resistance.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/september2004/160904thoughtpolice.htm   (1048 words)

 Stop the “American Community Survey” Petition
We oppose the incredibly intrusive expansion of the U.S. census, the “American Community Survey”.
This new survey contains 24 pages of intrusive, inappropriate questions concerning matters that are simply none of the government’s business, including one’s job, income, physical and emotional heath, family status, dwelling, and intimate personal habits.
This new survey is offensive to all who still embody that fundamental American virtue, a healthy mistrust of government.
www.petitiononline.com /STOPACS/petition.html   (441 words)

 American Community Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
DESCRIPTION: The National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary investigation of patterns, predictors, and consequences of midlife development in the areas of physical health, psychological well-being, and social responsibility.
Respondents were asked to provide extensive information on their physical and mental health throughout their adult lives, and to assess the ways in which their lifestyles, including relationships and work-related demands, contributed to the conditions experienced.
Additionally, the Twins sample was asked a series of questions about their birth, shared physical characteristics, childhood and adult relationships with their twin, whether they were dressed alike as children, and whether others experienced difficulty identifying them correctly.
www.pop.psu.edu /data-archive/daman/midus.html   (622 words)

     The American Community Survey: Where it Currently Stands
The concept has gone from a four site test to a full blown survey of about 700,000 households conducted in 1,203 counties throughout the year 2000.
And at the end of the decade, instead of hungering for long form data, we will be accustomed to an ongoing process that will yield an improved decennial count not burdened with a long form.
On behalf of its members, COPAFS' objectives are to increase the level and scope of knowledge about developments affecting Federal statistics; encourage discussion within member organizations to respond to important issues in Federal statistics; and bring the views of professionals to bear on decisions affecting Federal statistical programs.
members.aol.com /copafs/acs.htm   (1067 words)

 American Community Survey - Above Top Secret Conspiracy Community
The largest part of the permanent government is the bureaucracy, which has approximately three million federal civilian employees.
And believe it or not, ten times that number is funded by American taxpayers through government contracts and other venues.
And now with the American Community Survey, the latest census form that hits various households on a continuous basis, the federal bureaucracy is thrusting its expansive tentacles toward us in an attempt to invade every aspect of our lives.
www.abovetopsecret.com /forum/thread80421/pg#pid823634   (333 words)

 The American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) is the Census Bureau’s new approach for collecting demographic and socio-economic information needed for critical government functions.
Full implementation of the American Community Survey is planned in every county of the United States, starting in 2004.
In addition to the 31 American Community Survey pilot sites, the Census Bureau conducted the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey and the 2001 and 2002 Supplementary Surveys, each of which sampled approximately 700,000 households around the country.
www.sfrpc.com /census/acshome.htm   (421 words)

 American Community Survey | The Stevenson Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We received the American Community Survey today in the mail.
In case you haven't heard of this insidious tool of government central planning, it "replaces" the census long form and is mailed out every year to %1 of the population.
This should have told them that this survey was unreasonably intrusive and only by manipulating the US Code could they get this socialist garbage to fly.
www.thestevensons.org /node/view/106   (523 words)

 Genealogy and How: American Community Survey
This new type of survey is called, "American Community Survey" (ACS).
This week's mail-out of questionnaires expands the survey from 1,239 counties to all of the nation's 3,142 counties, as well as Puerto Rico, American Indian reservations, Alaska native villages and Hawaiian homelands.
The Census Bureau will release data for areas with populations of 65,000 or more annually beginning in summer 2006.
www.genealogyandhow.com /2005/01/american-community-survey.htm   (279 words)

 U.S. Newswire : Releases : "America's Changing, And So Is the Census:..."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The ACS is more timely and relevant than the decennial census long form it replaces, providing decision-makers, communities and businesses with current information about their changing populations every year, rather than once a decade.
The survey is an improved way to allocate states' shares of more than $200 billion a year in federal and state funding currently allotted based on five-year old census long-form data.
Once those data are collected, though, the Census Bureau will release tabulations based on rolling three-year averages annually for areas with populations between 20,000 and 65,000, and rolling five-year averages annually for areas as small as census tracts (see timeline and additional materials at http://www.census.gov/acs/www.
releases.usnewswire.com /GetRelease.asp?id=41441   (623 words)

 US Disability Statistics Table From 2002 American Community Survey
Source: Tabulations by the Center for PAS from the 2002 American Community Survey (ACS).
Because it is a household survey, people living in institutions such as nursing homes are not included.
Although the ACS questionnaire features the same six disability items, the survey's procedures for handling survey non-response are different and do not appear to be affected by the same problems.
pascenter.org /state_based_stats/state_statistics.php?state=us   (388 words)

 American Community Survey
Conducted under the authority of Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 193, full implementation of the American Community Survey is planned in every county in the United States.
The goals of the American Community Survey are to provide an information base to federal, state, and local governments for the administration and evaluation of their programs, to improve the 2010 Census, and to provide data users with timely demographic, housing, social, and economic data that can be compared across states, communities, and population groups.
The American Community Survey will provide estimates of demographic, housing, social, and economic characteristics every year for all states, as well as for all cities, counties, metropolitan areas, and population groups.
www.icpsr.umich.edu /CENSUS2000/acs.html   (344 words)

 Key Neighborhood Data Source Threatened Funding for the planned predecessor to the Census' Long Form, the American ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The American Housing Survey provides data every two years but it and similar surveys do not provide data at the local level.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is poised to replace the Long Form on an annual basis beginning in 2010.
Congressional staff are working through the details of this bill now and need to hear from their home districts as soon as possible.
www.nlihc.org /news/101904.html   (399 words)

This study will examine the functionality and usability of data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the ongoing continuous survey that the U.S. Census Bureau intends to implement as replacement for the decennial census long form (thus permitting the 2010 decennial census to collect only those basic data items currently on the census short form).
The main charge of the panel would be to study the effects of introducing estimate based on multi-year measurements (including moving averages) into applications where static long-form estimates are currently applied.
The major goal is to provide a base of information to ease the transition from the long form to the ACS for a wide variety of organizations and individual data users.
www7.nationalacademies.org /cnstat/American_Community_Survey.html   (599 words)

 PRI Data Archive Collection - American Community Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
These data are provided in three formats: community profiles to view and print, detailed summary tables similar to those from the 1990 census, and public use microdata files that allow you to do tabulations for research purposes.
Census 2000 Supplementary Survey (C2SS) is a decennial census program designed to demonstrate the feasibility of collecting long-form type information at the same time as, but separate from, the decennial census.
Is used the questionnaire and methods developed for the ACS to collect demographic, social, economic, and housing data in 2000 from a national sample of approximately 700,000 households.
www.pop.psu.edu /data-archive/daman/acs.htm   (488 words)

 Review of the American Community Survey
The U.S. Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report that reviews operational and programmatic aspects of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS).
The ACS will be a mail survey of about 3 million households annually, whose results will be cumulated over 5 years to produce estimates that will replace information previously provided by the Decennial Census long form.
The GAO report recommends that the U.S. Secretary of Commerce direct the Census Bureau to revise the ACS evaluation and testing plan, give stakeholders meaningful input on related decisions, make the underlying survey information public, and set a schedule for incorporating operational and programmatic changes into the 5-year averages for 2008–12.
gulliver.trb.org /news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4383   (123 words)

 American FactFinder - Error 404   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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You can also return to the American FactFinder main page to look for the information you want.
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factfinder.census.gov /servlet/...?_program=ACS&_lang=en&_ts=   (95 words)

 THE thinking person's online news source for politics, prophecy, science and mystery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
And their provocative new book, Spychips: How major corporations and government plan to track your every move with RFID (Nelson Current, $16.49), tells a chilling story about an emerging future in which spychips run amok, as Big Brother and Big Shopkeeper along with sophisticated thieves and other badniks invade our privacy in unprecedented ways.
The authors learned that the center's surveys found the public is wary of the technology, with 78 percent having privacy concerns.
The public informed researchers that it would "feel naked" if people knew what they are wearing and if they could be tracked by antennas embedded in their clothing.
www.raidersnewsupdate.com /lead-story32.htm   (1111 words)

 Census' American Community Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The publications below are available in a PDF format.
In order to view these files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
Census' American Community Surveys - Fairfax County Summaries
www.co.fairfax.va.us /demogrph/CensusACS.htm   (65 words)

 American Community Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Census Bureau will be using this survey to see
This is a mandatory survey as provided by Title 13
This survey is authorized by Title 13, Section 182,
socrates.berkeley.edu:7502 /idoc/examples/acs/IDOC/acsf06.htm   (437 words)

 American Community Survey
Im sorry we arent permitted to make calls on holidays
Im sorry, we must complete the survey by [fill STOPDATE_C]
What time of day is best to call?
csa.berkeley.edu:7502 /idoc/examples/acs/IDOC/acsf01.htm   (679 words)

 American Community Survey
Thank you for your help We will call back at the time suggested
Thank you for your time You are not included in our survey at this time
csa.berkeley.edu:7502 /idoc/examples/acs/IDOC/acsf08.htm   (186 words)

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