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Survey says, our numbers are up but Census participation down from ...

There are 6 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Sep 5, 2010, titled Survey says, our numbers are up but Census participation down from .... In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

Area cities participated in the 2010 U.S. Census at rates far higher than the rest of the county and state, according to federal statistics.

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PicoGuy

AOL

#1 Sep 5, 2010
The obama government will not listen to the people about the illegal ailen problem and other matters, so why should the people trust the government and participate in a census
Citizens have left

Covina, CA

#2 Sep 6, 2010
PicoGuy wrote:
The obama government will not listen to the people about the illegal ailen problem and other matters, so why should the people trust the government and participate in a census
As the citizens move out, and illegals take their place, the official count goes down. You can see that the percentages go down in predominately Hispanic areas. Gee, doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out! Obama doesn't care. The hispanic population will take over California soon, which is their agenda. Viva La Raza.
ole Bob

Whittier, CA

#3 Sep 6, 2010
"I don't know the reason, but it's sure depressing because that hurts our numbers and that cuts into the money we get," said Councilman Owen Newcomer.

This college teacher is vying with Nordbak to be the biggest loaf on the city council.

Criminal aliens are not going to fill out government forms telling where they are, who they are, and that they have no legal reason to stay in the country.

Newcomer has allowed the residential areas to become packed with criminal aliens through lack of enforcement of the minor laws that keep them out. Things like how many people living together, supplying utilities to people without ID, allowing use of city services without proof of residency, and allowing Mexican style street businesses (like card table talmale vendors.)

Then they throw a Mexican street party every week to draw them in from all over the area.

It is time for Whittier to shake the sheets and use every legal operation necessary to move criminal aliens out of town.
CensusDenier

United States

#4 Sep 6, 2010
How exactly DO they measure "participation" in a Census? What about those of us who refused to answer ANY of the questions other then "How many people reside at this residence"?

Since: Sep 10

Alexandria, VA

#5 Sep 7, 2010
This article is misleading because the rates that are being quoted are "mail" participation rates. That is the percentage of households that received a form in the mail and mailed it back. Some households don't get one in the mail, so a census taker goes to the house. Households that didn't mail back the form get a visit too. All these households still participate in the census. The mail participation rate is important because it is much, much more inexpensive than sending a census worker to the house.

Since: Sep 10

Alexandria, VA

#6 Sep 7, 2010
CensusDenier wrote:
How exactly DO they measure "participation" in a Census? What about those of us who refused to answer ANY of the questions other then "How many people reside at this residence"?
If you mailed back the form, you were included in the mail participation rate. However, the questionnaire would be incomplete and that would trigger a follow-up phone call or census taker visit. Congress requires you by law to accurately complete the form, and sending out census takers just adds to the bill paid by taxpayers to complete the census. It costs taxpayers 42 cents to mail back the form, but it costs on average $57 per household to send a census taker. Your little individual protest of not completely answering the census doesn't help.

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