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Angola plans its first census in 30 years

Angola is going to have their first census in over three decades in an attempt to become more organized and plan better government aid.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

Number of children in Japan slips to new low

Tokyo - The number of children in Japan has fallen to a new low, while the amount of people over 65 has reached a record high as the population ages and shrinks, the government said Sunday.There were an estimated 16.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Tensions as Myanmar embarks on first census in 30 years

Cox's Bazar - Tens of thousands of census-takers fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday to gather data for a rare snapshot of the former junta-ruled nation that is already stoking sectarian tensions.
In the Media by AFP

Myanmar bans 'Rohingya' term from census

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar said Saturday that Muslims would not be allowed to register as "Rohingya" in its first census in three decades despite UN assurances, on the eve of a survey that has fanned sectarian tensions.
In the Media by AFP

Myanmar bans 'Rohingya' term from census

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar said Saturday that Muslims would not be allowed to register as "Rohingya" in its first census in three decades despite UN assurances, on the eve of a survey that has fanned sectarian tensions.
In the Media by AFP

Canada census reveals true picture of changing family structure

Ottawa - Canada's census reveals that the number of marriages is on the decline, while common-law and same-sex couples are on the rise. The national survey also counted step families for the first time. 12.6% of couples with children are blended families.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Census: 46.2 million poor Americans, income inequality growing

Washington - New figures released by the US Census Bureau on Wednesday reveal that 46.2 million Americans, including 16.1 million children, are poor, and that median household income declined in 2011. Income inequality increased to its highest level in 45 years.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 15 comments

Census says US population to hit 312.8 million on New Year's Day

The United States' Census Bureau is predicting that the United States population will hit 312.8 million people on New Year's Day.
In the Media by Joe Gullo

Survey shows there are more cellphones than people in the US

A recent survey has illuminated that cellphones are now outnumbering the number of people in the U.S. The semi-annual survey, conducted by CTIA-The Wireless Association, tracks U.S. wireless trends.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

Conference on the national census

London - The National Archives at Kew is hosting a one day conference on the census in October; book early to avoid disappointment.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

U.S. ghost towns now more common than ever

Right across the U.S., countrysides are rapidly shrinking as people are flockingto the big cities now more than ever, as the 2010 census shows.
In the Media by Lewis McCathie

Census shows Americans are getting older

Washington - The U.S. Census Bureau has released a brief showing that the country has grown older while the male population grew faster than the female population over the last decade.
In the Media by Graeme McNaughton - 1 comment

Canada's 2011 Census arrives in the mail; will you fill it out?

Toronto - The Canadian 2011 Census has been mailed out to millions across the country. On the front of the census, it states: "2011 Census Complete the census – it's the law." But will Canadians fill it out or just shred it?
In the Media by Andrew Moran

India's population soars 18 percent in decade to 1.2 billion

According to census figures released this week, India, the world's second most populous country, experienced a dramatic growth in population over the past decade, raising questions on sustainability.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Mathematicians say religion heading toward extinction

A recent study conducted by a group of mathematicians using census data suggests that organized religion is heading for extinction in nine western democracies.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 16 comments

US Census reflects growth in Latino population to over 50 million

The 2010 United States Census is expected to demonstrate a spike in growth among the Hispanic populations counted in the 10-year study, with total official figures likely to top 50 million.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Report: UK census question on religion is 'highly misleading'

Religion is on the decline in the United Kingdom, according to one of the country's leading humanist organisations. And it believes the religion question in the forthcoming national census is "fatally flawed."
In the Media by Andrew John

Mexico's population tops 112 million, ranking 11th in world

Mexico recently announced its census results, reflecting a population of more than 112 million people - ranked 11th most populous country in the world - and highlighting concerns on global overpopulation.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Canadian statisticians mourn loss of Canada's long form census

On the first ever World Statistics Day, some Canadian statisticians held a mock funeral to protest the Canadian government's decision to get rid of the mandatory long form census.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing

Census reveals largest gap between rich and poor in US since 1967

According to the census statistics released Tuesday average household incomes fell about 4 percent overall since the beginning of the recession in 2007.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio

Losing the census will impact Canadian's health

Leaders in Canada's health research field are warning that the decision by the Federal Government to cancel mandatory long form census will hurt Canadian's health.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Canadian Lib MP Rae accuses Tony Clement of 'not telling truth'

Ottawa - Liberal Member of Parliament, Bob Rae, has accused Industry Ministry, Tony Clement, of "not telling the truth" when it comes to the controversial situation between Statistics Canada, the Conservative government and the census.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Canadian Minister says StatsCan recommended census changes

Ottawa - Canadian Industry Minister Tony Clement stated that Statistics Canada recommended changes to the census, which the federal government is deciding to be voluntary; however, StatsCan sources have denied that they ever made any recommendations.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

2011 UK census could be the last

The national census, which is carried out every ten years in Britain, faces becoming a thing of the past. Cabinet Minister Frances Maude has called the census costly.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 5 comments

Long-form Canadian Census scrapped without consulting experts

Toronto - Canadian researchers want the Conservative government to reconsider replacing the mandatory long form Census with a shorter voluntary survey.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Census of Marine Life continues to amaze

Recently identified microbes, which constitute 50 to 90 percent of the oceans' total biomass, that can join together to create some of the largest masses of life on the planet have recently been identified
In the Media by Betty Kowall

Op-Ed: So Obama marks his census card as 'black'. So what?

The "news" that US President Barack Obama has ticked "black" in the section of the census card that enquired about his race has attracted much attention and been the subject of much debate. This writer is bemused.
In the Media by Vlad Bourceanu - 29 comments

Barack Obama marks 'black' as race on Census

According to the New York Times, President Barack Obama has selected his race to be 'black' on his census forms. Barack Obama's mother was white.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 15 comments

Op-Ed: The Myth of Census Data Confidentiality

The Census Bureau assures us that 'your confidentiality is protected' because Title 13 requires the Census Bureau to keep all information about you and all other respondents strictly confidential,' but those assurances are relatively useless
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 2 comments

Faux census form found to be Republican fund-raiser

A major investigative source is examining mailers titled "Census Form 2010" which are actually Republican fund-raisers. Is this illegal and what is being done about this practice, if it clearly exists?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 11 comments
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