Who's Participating in the 2020 Census...?

Who's Participating in the 2020 Census...?

  • I am...

    Votes: 58 58.0%
  • I 'm not...

    Votes: 24 24.0%
  • What's a Census...?

    Votes: 18 18.0%

  • Total voters
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SpaceCritter

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My landscaper is. And my pool guy. Plus all the dishwashers down at the local Chili's is. They're all very patriotic.
Of course:
The 2020 United States Census will be the twenty-fourth United States Census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, will be April 1, 2020.
April Fools Day.
 

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Serious answer ...

I will fill out how many people live at home. That's it.

For all other questions, I will write a note to refer to the attached page. The attached note will say something like:

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of my information. Because I cannot guarantee the accuracy, it could be taken as me lying on the census. Therefore, I decided to provide this note instead of the answers. I provided answers to the information I know is 100% accurate.

I will of course polish that and maybe make it a little longer.

Is it a bad idea?
 

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They chased me for a long time for the last one. Persistent MFers for sure.

I haven't decided if I'll play the same game or fill it out using a bunch of phony information.
 

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They chased me for a long time for the last one. Persistent MFers for sure.

I haven't decided if I'll play the same game or fill it out using a bunch of phony information.
Last time a guy came to the door once or twice, I still didn't cooperate. Then they called and tricked me into confirming my name. I hope they call the same number again, it's been a dead number since 2015.

If they come to the door, my NH home has the prior owner's name engraved on both doors. One is a very expensive solid brass knocker (~$200 on Azn) so I'm not replacing it and the other is a cemented on nameplate on a storm door that might damage the door if I try to remove it, so they will stay. Let them have fun.
 

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They chased me for a long time for the last one.
They haven’t ever bothered me, even though I only put 2 on the form and didn’t answer the rest.

I won’t lie on the form; I just won’t answer intrusive questions that aren’t needed for the constitutional purpose of the census.
 
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My answer is I'm not sure. During the last census it was decided that the census form would not be mailed to Cape Cod residents. The rational being that there are so many vacation homes it was important for them to be able to distinguish between vacation homes and year round residents. This meant that Cape Cod residents would have to allow a census worker into their home. I was already thinking that wouldn't happen at my house and I got to chat with an acquaintance who was working for them. I'll spare you all the details but after her description of good percentage of temporary workers that were hired I decided that I wasn't going to participate. Workers came to my house on multiple occasions and I just didn't answer the door. The last worker was very persistent knocking on both my front and side entry doors for what was probably 20 minutes. If the form is mailed to me this time I'll look it over and decide then. But there is no way a census worker is coming into my house.
 

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My answer is I'm not sure. During the last census it was decided that the census form would not be mailed to Cape Cod residents. The rational being that there are so many vacation homes it was important for them to be able to distinguish between vacation homes and year round residents. This meant that Cape Cod residents would have to allow a census worker into their home. I was already thinking that wouldn't happen at my house and I got to chat with an acquaintance who was working for them. I'll spare you all the details but after her description of good percentage of temporary workers that were hired I decided that I wasn't going to participate. Workers came to my house on multiple occasions and I just didn't answer the door. The last worker was very persistent knocking on both my front and side entry doors for what was probably 20 minutes. If the form is mailed to me this time I'll look it over and decide then. But there is no way a census worker is coming into my house.
Why do they have to come in? Can't they ask questions about who lives here while standing outside? I just imagine them being like "oh I don't believe you, you are lying, I'm going to open all the closets and look under the beds until I find them".
 

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Why do they have to come in? Can't they ask questions about who lives here while standing outside? I just imagine them being like "oh I don't believe you, you are lying, I'm going to open all the closets and look under the beds until I find them".
I don't want them at or inside my house. I want what everyone else gets, a census form in the mail that I can choose to fill out or not.
 

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I don't want them at or inside my house. I want what everyone else gets, a census form in the mail that I can choose to fill out or not.
If they show up at your door, tell them to give you the form and scram. If they won’t give you the form, then tell them to scram. If they won’t scram, call the police.
 
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The last one, I think I got the long form. I sent it in with 2 as # of people and didn't answer anything else. I got several phone calls and, I think, 2 home visits where, if I remember correctly, they left a notice explaining why they needed the additional info and the possible penalties for not answering. I see no reason to respond differently this time.
 

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Hypothetically speaking, if more citizens in MA do not respond their census, wouldn’t it potentially reduce the number of congressional seats for the Commonwealth, and thus reduce the strength of the statist wing of the House?
Only the number of residents (I always thought it was US Citizen residents) counts toward representation (that's a joke).

All the rest of the busybody info is demographics that businesses can use to sell us crap.
 

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Hypothetically speaking, if more citizens in MA do not respond their census, wouldn’t it potentially reduce the number of congressional seats for the Commonwealth, and thus reduce the strength of the statist wing of the House?
Yes, and it would be a WIN for the country.

That is the reason some states fought so hard to not have a citizenship question. It's not because they care, it's because they know they lost a lot of citizens and gained a lot of illegals.
 

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Well, if you believe that the constitution is our guiding document, then it is your civic duty to answer the census. Or are you all saying we can ignore parts of the constitution? :)
 
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