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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:03 PM
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2010 Census Participation Rates - How is your community doing?
Edited on Tue Mar-23-10 06:04 PM by cynatnite
Check how your community stacks up to the rest of the country. My community is WAY below the national average. No surprise.

http://2010.census.gov/2010census/take10map/
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:10 PM
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1. How do all these people know for sure they will be alive 4/1/2010?
Edited on Tue Mar-23-10 06:11 PM by FarCenter
The questionaire asks "How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment or mobile home on April 1, 2010?"
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:12 PM
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2. I took a 50/50 shot that everyone in my household will be alive...
filled out the form and mailed it off already.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:24 PM
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9. Living OR Staying
I plan on haunting (Staying in) my house far after I am gone.


:yoiks:

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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:13 PM
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3. Illinois 21% (above average)
Edited on Tue Mar-23-10 06:14 PM by frazzled
We have a ways to get up to the 73% rate from 2000, but I assume we'll get there.

On edit: Cook County is only doing 15% right now. C'mon Chicagoans, the mail isn't THAT bad here.

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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:24 PM
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7. No one very high now; too early.
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meeshrox Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:16 PM
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4. Yay, Florida...3%.
Even my mother is sending her's in...and she received the repuke's "census" asking if she's comfortable with a guvmint takeover of heathcare...

Gotta love America's wang!
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:23 PM
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5. We just got our Census form yesterday
If the rest of our community only just got theirs, participation will be low so far. Yep - the Census map shows 0% participation for my county.
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:24 PM
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6. If 100% mail it back the temporary census workers will have no jobs.
Edited on Tue Mar-23-10 06:25 PM by virgogal
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:24 PM
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8. wow, my zip is 23%.
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:25 PM
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10. I didnt even get a form yet
yet got the letter saying I was going to get one
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:30 PM
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11. Maryland is 25% and above average.
Go Maryland.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:45 PM
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12. 18%
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:50 PM
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13. Thanks for the link
My town is a bit below the highest participation rate but running average compared to what it was in 2000.
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SargeUNN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 06:55 PM
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14. Is anyone against filling out the Census?
I have a regular listener who is very set on not doing it, and no matter what facts he gets, he refuses for "personal reasons". I have done all I can to convince him and even gone to the Census Bureau to try and schedule someone to talk about it. I just wonder how many other progressives are going to be like this guy who on every other issue is very progressive.
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 07:34 PM
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15. I haven't even received one yet.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 07:44 PM
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16. My state is 13%, my county is 9%.
Edited on Tue Mar-23-10 07:45 PM by LWolf
I haven't opened my letter yet, myself. I'll get to it this week while I'm on break.

Edited to add: my mom, age 71, is working for the Census, knocking on doors and leaving information for rural neighborhoods whose mailboxes are a long way from their residences. She got bit by a dog yesterday when she approached a house to leave the letter.
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gvstn Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:21 PM
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17. Interesting
I live in Delaware. We only have three counties that get more conservative as you go south.

New Castle County most liberal = 12%
Kent in the middle = 14%
Sussex is mostly republican = 17%

Sussex is where that Tea Bagger tape of them yelling at Rep. Castle(R) at a Town Hall was taken several months ago.
I guess our conservatives don't want to lose any dollars.
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lovelyrita Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:43 PM
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18. 1% in Polk County Florida.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:14 PM
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19. My Zip is 3%.
:P
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:17 PM
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20. Anybody know a county in Michelle Bachmann's district?
I was surprised to see my county (Boeher's district)@ 28%. I want to compare.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:21 PM
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22. Bachmann's MN office is Zip Code 55125
So far, her district is at 21%, above the national average of 16%

:D
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:18 PM
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21. So far, about 16% of the people in my Zip Code have done it. That's the national and state averages
in current responses.

That puts us on track to duplicate the 72% from 2000 when all forms are delivered.
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