Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Every person is a person, no matter how small

It happens every ten years.
It involves every person in the country.
2010 census.
I know that a lot of people think it’s just annoying and pointless. But it’s not.  We have been talking a lot about the importance of the census numbers in my public health classes. 
The census determines so many things, important things, like how many congressman each state/district gets.  Ohio has had quite the decrease in population in the last ten years, to the point that we could lose significant congressional representation.  These numbers are used to determine who gets funding, research and all kinds of other things.  Things that influence my future as a public health representative.  And yours as a citizen of the USA.   The only way we will get an accurate count is by YOU, yes you readers, completing the survey.
A lot of people are hesitant to share their personal information with the government. I get that.  But all you really need to answer is how many people live in your house. That’s all.  The rest of the information is a bonus, and very helpful.
Every person counts.
So make yourself count.

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renee said...

i don't mind filling the thing out. i just think that them sending out a paper that says "in a week we'll be sending you the actual census" was a HUGE waste of tax dollars. it was ridiculous to recieve something like that in a time when the government needs to watch LITERALLY every.single.penny. but that's just mho on the matter. :)

Danifred said...

I've never understood why it's so hard for some people just to do this (the census, that is)

Jill said...

I totally agree! The Census is so quick and easy, no excuse people. Plus it only comes around every 10 years. I filled mine out yesterday and sent it out this morning. Thanks for helping spread the word :)