Frequently Asked Questions
十年一度的美國普查即將開始! 只要你住在美國,就會收到普查單, 請大家務必記得填寫,並在第九項勾選"other asian" 並寫下 Taiwanese American. 目前粗估美國有一百萬台美人,但十年前的普查,僅登記了144,795人.
這為什麼很重要呢? 美國國會是依照普查來分配國會預算和資源,所以每一張普查單要有正確確實的記錄,我們才能呈現出美國真正的全貌和族群需求.請大家記得確實填寫普查單!! 謝謝~ 歡迎將此文轉載給親朋好友們!
What is Census 2010?
Every 10 years the United States government takes a count of how many people are living in this country, regardless of their citizenship status. In other words, everyone in the United States gets counted.
They do this by sending a survey, called the Census form, to every household. Every person living in the household is to be counted on the form. The last Census was taken in 2000, which means that the next Census will be coming up very soon, in 2010.
What is different about Census 2010?
In the past, all households received either the short-form questionnaire or the long-form questionnaire, with most households receiving the short-form and one in six receiving the long-form. The long-form questionnaire contained additional questions, such as income levels, language ability and place of birth, and asked for more detailed socioeconomic information. The 2010 Census will only utilize a short-form questionnaire and will count everyone living in the United States regardless of citizenship status. Thus each household will receive a short-form for Census 2010.
What questions are asked on the Census 2010 form?
The Census 2010 should take just minutes to complete and will ask the following:
Do I have to answer all the questions?
Yes. Federal law requires that everyone participates in the census – you cannot "opt out."
When will census forms be mailed?
Census forms will be mailed to every household beginning in the middle of March 2010. They are due in the mailbox by April 1, 2010.
What if English is not my first language?
Census forms are available in 5 foreign languages (other than English): Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese (simplified), and Russian. During the first week of March postcards will be mailed to every household announcing that the Census forms will soon be arriving.
If you would prefer to complete a form written in Mandarin characters instead of English, contact the questionnaire assistance hotline that is on the postcard, or on the English questionnaire to request material in another language. Census forms are not available in traditional Chinese characters, but instructions can be requested that are Chinese (traditional). View instructions
What is Census information used for?
Census information is used for a multitude of purposes, including the following: