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Updated: 06/16/2017 11:27:04AM

Another Census survey: Why pick on me?

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BY DAVID MORRIS

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Helen Saidt received a letter recently addressed to “Resident” from the U.S. Census Bureau. In it was the American Community Survey (ACS). Some of the 72 questions asked for her total income — including investments and pensions — level of education, mortgage payment, health insurance coverage, physical and mental health conditions, number of vehicles owned and her number of marriages.

“They say I am compelled by law to fill this out or I will be fined,” said Helen. That’s why she reluctantly filled it out.

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