Curious to hear what any U.S. residents happen to think about the Census Bureau's "American Community Survey."
Me? I don't like their heavy-handed tactics and threats of fines to try to get people to complete this extensive and intrusive survey. Plus, I think it's pretty much true that unless a survey is completed voluntarily, it's pretty much worthless as a lot of people who are coerced into doing one will probably just lie a lot. I know I would, anyway.
Has anybody else been contacted and harassed by these Gestapo agents? I was told by some "field office" today (after ignoring their first dozen calls and messages about my "Case Number" I finally got curious and called) that the survey was "mandatory." When I asked, "Mandated by who?" he said "Congress."
The survey is nothing new: it's been around for a long time.
For the record, nobody has been fined for non-compliance since 1970 and you can't be "fined" unless you're first prosecuted.
You can find the survey online if you want to take a look at the questions.
Really? You need to know what time I leave for work in the morning?
I understand that the survey may play a role in government funding and appropriations, infrastructure planning, etc. but don't make me out like I'm some kind of criminal if I choose not to participate.
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