Censuses Ignite Controversy in Canada and the U.K.

  • July 22, 2010
  • By D'Vera Cohn

The head of Statistics Canada has resigned over the government's decision to drop the mandatory long form in the 2011 Census, stating that the voluntary survey that will be instituted in its place is not an adequate substitute. The resignation statement by Munir A. Sheikh declined to explain what advice he and his agency gave the government about its plan.

Read the full report, Censuses Ignite Controversy in Canada and the U.K. on the Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends Web site.