October 27, 2009
Spreading the Word About the 2010 Census
The Census Bureau's 2010 Census website "is the platform on which we can build a national dialogue about how each person’s participation helps paint a new 'Portrait of America.'" It's one of the more unusual offical federal government websites I've seen. One gets the immediate impression that the site's intent is to encourage participation in the 2010 census. "The Census Bureau is working hard to reach every person living in America to inform them and their communities about the importance of the 2010 Census. ... Spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors about why the 2010 Census matters." A good thing, of course.
Quoting from Census Bureau's desciption of the site's features:
- In the marquee, hear real people from all walks of life and from communities across America express their questions about the Census and get the real answers.
- In the Whole Story, learn the truth behind census myths.
- In Top Questions, easily find answers to even more questions.
- “How It Works” explains the census and walks you through the 10 questions on the form that you will receive next spring.
- Information on key census dates is just a click away.
- The multimedia center (videos, photos and audio) shares with you peoples' stories about how the census is easy, safe, and important.
There's also a blog. [JH]