Last updated on: 4/18/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

US Census Bureau Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Sep. 7, 2007

Description:

“The sole purpose of the censuses and surveys is to collect general statistical information from individuals and establishments in order to compile statistics.

The Census Bureau became a permanent institution by an act of Congress in 1902. Today, in addition to taking a census of the population every 10 years, the Census Bureau conducts censuses of economic activity and state and local governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys.

The Census Bureau is headed by a director, who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate. Headquartered just outside Washington in Suitland, Md.”

“About the U.S. Census Bureau,” www.census.gov, Mar. 28, 2007

Mission:

“The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly.

We are guided on this mission by scientific objectivity, our strong and capable workforce, our devotion to research-based innovation, and our abiding commitment to our customers.”

“U.S. Census Bureau at a Glance,” census.gov, Oct. 24, 2017

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Are Prisoners Counted for Voting and Congressional District Representation?