Category Archives: Census

Census deletion: An ‘error’ or ‘malicious’ snub?

Census Bureau director John Thompson said Wednesday that the deletion of "sexual orientation and gender identity" from a list of proposed Census survey questions in a document released Tuesday was simply correcting an error; the subjects were considered but never

Census drops couple estimate by 40%

The Census Bureau on Tuesday released a new estimate for the number of same-sex couple households in the United States in 2010, and it is almost 40 percent fewer than it actually counted. But it’s 80 percent higher than the

2010 Census trend: 50 percent more same-sex couples over 2000

With only 35 states and Puerto Rico counted, the 2010 Census has already topped the 2000 Census count of same-sex couples in all 50 states.

Census count on same-sex couples: How far off?

One in seven same-sex couples won’t be identified as such in 2010 U.S. Census results, according to a new study. And the options on the Census form to indicate relationship status are problematic for same-sex couples because they don’t reflect

Scrutinizing the numbers game

When President Obama signed the Ryan White CARE Act in October, he noted that gay men comprise “two to three percent of the population,” yet account for “half of all cases” in the United States. A month later, when a