One response to “Census drops couple estimate by 40%”

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    So if the in-person enumerators were this inaccurate at checking off which sex people were, aren’t there also likely to be a lot of couples incorrectly identified as opposite-sex when they’re really same-sex? Did the Census also go through all the opposite-sex couples and perform the same name/gender/95% test to convert any of those from opposite-sex to same-sex?

    Or was the sole result of this exercise an elimination of same-sex couples, and meanwhile many of us are still not being counted due to being incorrectly labeled us as opposite-sex couples? Seems like a 40% error rate could go both ways.

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