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Census Boss: House Bill 'Devastates' America's Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Census Bureau hammered the House of Representatives on Friday for passing a bill that he said "devastates" the nati...

Tales From the Census Trail: Lara's Bit

Lara Janson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Janson

In this day and age, why is 'Negro' included as a race on the 2010 Census form? I hope to explore this and many more issues as my training as a Census Bureau Crew Leader begins.

Robert Groves Names Roderick Little, U Of Mich. Statistician, To New Census Post

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — Hoping to stem costs and public apathy, Census Bureau director Robert Groves on Monday named a prominent statistician to a new high...

On 'Modeling' and Surveys

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My National Journal column for this week looks at the "modeling" that underlies both online panel surveys and all pre-election polling. Please click t...

Census Bureau Director Apologizes For 'Negro' Category On Form (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday's edition of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," Census Bureau Director Robert Groves apologized to a caller for the "negro" classification on th...

2010 Census: Stressed Out of the Box

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia Dawkins

The number of boxes we check on the Census depends on the ways in which we think about race and ethnicity as well as the material resources and privileges attached to those ways of thinking.

Census Participation: 'How Can They Know?'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

A press briefing on Monday by Census Director Robert Groves produced an Associate Press report that focused on the overall participation rate and lack...

Groves: What's In Store for Census 2010

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

On a morning full of big political news -- the apparent death of the health reform bill, a Supreme Court decision ending restrictions on corporate cam...

More On Response Rates

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Following up on yesterday's column and my additional comments on the Huffington Post's requests for response rate data from pollsters last fall, I wan...

Best. Onion. Parody. Yet. (Also 'Outliers')

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Henry Ferrell and Ed Kilgore respond to Conor Clarke's case against polls. Conor Clarke asks why we care about polls; Ryan Sager offers an answer (via...

Census Pick Illustrates Broader Obama Strategy

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

President Obama does not want the political distraction of Republicans screaming that the Democrats have "fixed" the Census to produce a partisan result.

Groves Nomination: Debate & Cloture Vote

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

(Late update:  The Senate confirms Robert Groves as Census Director on a voice vote following a 76-15 vote to end debate - details below). My col...

Bob Groves: Free At Last! ('Outliers')

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Roll Call (gated) identifies Shelby and Vitter as the Republican senators that placed the mysterious "hold" on the confirmation of Robert Groves as Ce...

Colbert's Noncensus

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Too good to hold for the next "outliers" feature: Monday night's Colbert Report had a segment on the U.S. Census that even includes a reference on on-...

Hill: The GOP Case for Bob Groves

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Texas based Republican pollster David Hill is speaking out in favor of confirming Bob Groves as director of the U.S. Census Bureau and against the mys...

Census Bureau Nominee Rules Out Use Of Sampling for 2010 Census

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Census Bureau on Friday ruled out the use of statistical sampling in the 2010 head count,...

The "Hold" on the Groves Nomination Continues

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

At least one unnamed Republican Senator continues to place a "hold" on the nomination of Robert Groves, and no one seems to know why. According to a ...

Mystery Hold on Groves Nomination

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

ABC's Gary Langer reports that a mystery senator has put a "hold" on the nomination of Robert Groves: Three weeks after Robert M. Groves sailed thr...

Robert Groves Census Confirmation Hearing on C-SPAN

Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Franklin

Bob Groves' confirmation hearings were held today (5/15). C-SPAN has the hearings at the link below. Grove's opening statement is well worth listening...

Groves Update

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Some updates and a bit more background on the nomination Robert Groves to run the Census Bureau announced on Thursday. First, in addition to the Assoc...

Robert Groves Nominated to Head Census

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

In the survey world, this is very big news (from AP via The Page): President Barack Obama is tapping Robert M. Groves, a University of Michigan pro...

AAPOR 2008: Bob Groves and Survey Non-Response

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Another in series of brief interviews conducted at this week's AAPOR Conference, this one on the topic of what to make of survey non-response rate fro...

POQ Free Issue on Non-Response Bias

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

First, let me say a quick but huge thank you to Charles Franklin for his frequent posts over the last two weeks as I took much needed holiday break a...