Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table 1-2.

Overview of Mail Return Responses by Panel for the Black Targeted Sample

Race 1/ Panel
description
Panel A Panel B Panel C Panel D Panel E Panel F Panel G Panel H
Sequence > Hispanic
origin
first
Hispanic
origin
first
Hispanic
origin
first
Race
first
Combined
question
Combined
question
Hispanic
origin
first
Hispanic
origin
first
Multiracial
category >
No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
Race
instruction >
Mark one Mark one Mark one
or more
Mark one Mark one Mark one
or more
Mark one Mark all
that apply
                 
Percent distribution of mail
   return responses
               
                 
   Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 24.8 24.1 22.6 24.6 22.0 21.9 22.9 22.8
Black 71.5 71.8 72.7 71.0 71.3 71.7 73.7 73.1
American Indian and
   Alaska Native (AIAN)
0.4 0.4 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) 1.1 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9
Hispanic (X) (X) (X) (X) 3.1 2.9 (X) (X)
Other race 1.4 1.6 2.0 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.9 1.3
Reporting more than one race 2/ 0.7 1.3 1.8 1.8 2.7 2.1 1.4 1.7
   Black and White 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.3
   Black and AIAN 0.1 (z) 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3
   Black and API 0.1 0.1 (z) 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 (z)
   Black and Hispanic (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.2 (X) (X)
   Black and "Other race," and
       Black and multiracial
       category 3/
0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 (z) 0.3
   Black and two or more other
       races, excluding AIAN
       and API 4/
(z) 0.1 0.1 (z) (z) (z) (z) 0.2
   Black and two or more other
       races, including AIAN
       or API 5/
0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4
   Other than Black 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.6 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.2

 
ILLUSTRATIVE APPROACHES TO RACIAL CLASSIFICATION

 

Percent of mail return
   responses
               
                 
Black - single race 71.5 71.8 72.7 71.0 71.3 71.7 73.7 73.1
Black - historical series 6/ 71.8 72.4 73.9 71.6 72.2 72.2 74.0 73.9
Black - all inclusive 7/ 72.1 72.7 74.2 72.2 72.8 72.9 74.6 74.6
(X) Not applicable.
(z) Represents zero or rounds to zero.
1/ Race or origin for Panel E and Panel F.
2/ Reporting more than one race includes multiracial category (Panels B, D, E, and G), multiple race
     (Panels C, F, and H), and unrequested multiple response (Panels A, B, D, E, and G).
3/ Multiracial category was checked, but no write-in entry was provided.
4/ And excluding Hispanic in Panels E and F.
5/ Or including Hispanic in Panels E and F.
6/ Black only; Black and White; Black and "Other race," and Black and multiracial category; and
     Black and two or more other races, excluding AIAN and API (and excluding Hispanic in
     Panels E and F).
7/ Black only, and Black with any other response on race.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division and
Decennial Statistical Studies Division

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