10 Questions for Census Chief Robert Groves

The Census director wants you to stand up and be counted. Robert Groves will now take your questions

Carolyn Caster / AP

What's the most common lie people tell on Census forms?

Aaron Gertler


The research is pretty clear: there are very few people who deliberately lie. There are interesting answers that people supply. When we're asking about race, every decade a few people will write in "human." So that is probably not a lie.

Why is the word Negro--considered by many to be a racial slur--used in the race section?

Matthew Thacker


Before the 2000 Census, there were a set of studies that queried how people...

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