Conducting the 2010 Census

Source Organization: Pew Research Center

Speaker: Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census Robert Groves and a panel of experts

Venue: Pew Research Center


01/21/2010 - On Jan. 21, 2010, the Pew Research Center hosted a conversation about the 2010 Decennial Census with Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census Robert Groves and a panel of experts. Groves discussed the operational flow of the 2010 Census, design features intended to increase participation, the department's communications campaign, real-time monitoring/management, and evaluation of the quality of the census. The session was jointly sponsored by the center, the Washington chapter of the American Association of Public Opinion Research and the Washington Statistical Society.

Speakers: 

  • Robert Groves, U.S. Census Bureau director, formerly director of the University of Michigan Survey Research Center.
  • Constance F. Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics
  • Jeffrey Passel, Senior Demographer, Pew Research Center
  • Joseph Salvo, Director, Population Division, New York City Department of City Planning
Moderator: Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research, Pew Research Center

Read an excerpt of the conversation Conducting the 2010 Census on the Pew Research Center's Web site.

You may also listen to the 50-minute audio of Groves' presentation, including an introduction and presentation of survey findings by Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut.

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