View Poll Results: For those who live in DR, was your home visited/were you counted?

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  • Yes

    37 67.27%
  • Yes, but I refused.

    1 1.82%
  • No, but I know someone that was visited/counted.

    3 5.45%
  • No, nada, zippo.

    14 25.45%
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Thread: Census 2010: Were you counted?

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    Default Census 2010: Were you counted?

    For those who live in DR, was your home visited/were you counted?

    Yes.
    Yes, but I refused.
    No, but I know someone that was visited/counted.
    No, nada, zippo.

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    yes.......


    B in Santiago

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    Yes, but I get the feeling we weren't asked the full list of Qs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya View Post
    Yes, but I get the feeling we weren't asked the full list of Qs.
    Chiri, I'm sure we weren't. I was sitting next to the guy interviewing me and noticed there were still more questions on the page he was reading from when he told me we were done.

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    They came early one morning, 7am, and by the time we got decently dressed they were gone, never to return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya View Post
    Yes, but I get the feeling we weren't asked the full list of Qs.
    In my case the census taker did not ask evident question, which he answered himself from his own observation.

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    Up to a point, ours must have done that too.

    I thought she got the point of the water question wrong - she asked where we got our water from, and I said, from the tap, but she said, no, where does the water supply come from - aqueduct, well, etc.? I'm sure the purpose of that question is to establish how many households have a mains water supply.

    There is some data that is used for development indicators (as in the UNDP reports) that you could not obtain through observation. Or maybe these come from the ENHOGAR surveys that are more detailed.

    In any case, the process confirmed the widespread perception that the basis for a lot of statistics is shaky to say the least - how many people who are illiterate or semi-illiterate will have replied "yes" to the "Can you read and write?" question?

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    My Dad lives in Dominican Republic, I asked him and he said no he wasn't visited. I told the person who visited me here in the United States, but I don't think they passed it on? oh well!

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    They questioned me, then my Haitian gardener, who has lived on my property with his wife for 3 years now. The poor gardener was certain that the census taker was going to return with the police to have him arrested and hauled back to Haiti.

    Overall, my experience with the questioning process was okay.

    Lindsey

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    yep....maid apparently answered all questions that were asked.

    would loved to have been fly on wall.

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