I've got more to say about today's release of the 1940 census rolls than just the op/ed that appeared in CNET today. For starters, the following chart shows how the number of questions asked on the census has increased over time. And remember: Responding to every one of these questions is MANDATORY, punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.
- Individual Qs - Questions asked about every individual in the household (e.g. name & age)
- Household Qs - Questions asked about the household (e.g. whether home is owned or rented)
- Subsample Qs - Questions asked to a subsample of entire population (though answering is still mandatory for those selected)
- Total - The total number of questions including all of the above