Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Assessment of 2010 Census outreach to Asian-Americans

The Asian-American Legal Defense Fund has released a report surveying the efficacy of the Census Bureau's outreach and language assistance to the Asian-American community for the 2010 Count.

AALDEF's report summarizes that while the Census Bureau has been generally responsive to the needs of Asian Americans, there remain widespread problems. These include:
  • Insufficient support from some Partnership Specialists
  • Limited or no opportunity to preview draft advertisements
  • Misinformation about key programs like the Questionnaire Assistance Centers and Be Counted sites
  • Mistranslations of census materials
  • Persistent concerns about the confidentiality of census information
To read the full report, click here.

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