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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2012

Media Advisory — Census Bureau to Host News Conference on 2010 Census Race and Hispanic Origin Alternative Questionnaire Experiment

What:

The U.S. Census Bureau will brief the media on the 2010 Census Race and Hispanic Origin Alternative Questionnaire Experiment. The experiment was among the largest quantitative efforts ever done for race and Hispanic origin research, and this important research is part of the Census Bureau's planning for the 2020 Census. This research focuses on improving the race and Hispanic origin questions by testing a number of different questionnaire design strategies.

Following the news conference, there will be a technical briefing to discuss the research design, methodology, findings and recommendations. This discussion will include Census Bureau staff and other experts in the field. Members of the media are invited to attend.

When:

Wednesday, Aug. 8
10 to 11 a.m. (EDT) - news conference
1 to 4 p.m. (EDT) - technical briefing

Who:

News Conference
Robert Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau
Nicholas Jones, chief, Racial Statistics Branch, Population Division,
   U.S. Census Bureau

Technical Briefing
Panelists
Nicholas Jones, chief, Racial Statistics Branch, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Roberto Ramirez, chief, Ethnicity and Ancestry Statistics Branch,
   Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Joan Hill, chief, Census Experiments Branch, Decennial Statistical Studies Division,
   U.S. Census Bureau

Discussants
Kenneth Prewitt, professor, Columbia University; former Census Bureau director
Ann Morning, professor, New York University

Where:

George Washington University
City View Room
Elliott School of International Affairs, 7th Floor
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Details:

Members of the media viewing the news conference online may ask questions by dialing in. (Please dial-in early to allow time for the operator to place you in the call.)

Dial-in number: 888-989-4394
Participant passcode: CENSUS
Note: Stay on the line until operator asks for the passcode. Do not key in passcode.

If closed captioning is required: http://livewrite.nccsite.com/view/cb0812

The entire event will be broadcast live on the Census Bureau's Ustream channel at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/us-census-bureau. Viewers will be able to submit questions during the technical briefing via Twitter (#CensusAQE).

Please RSVP by 5 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday, Aug. 7 to the Public Information Office at 301-763-3030 or to <pio@census.gov>.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: July 15, 2014