Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table 1-5.

Overview of Mail Return Responses by Panel for the Asian and Pacific Islander 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 20.6 18.5 16.9 18.5 16.7 17.1 19.8 19.7
Black 6.0 6.1 4.1 5.1 6.1 4.8 4.9 6.1
American Indian and
   Alaska Native (AIAN)
0.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.4
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) 65.0 60.5 64.8 59.7 58.0 60.4 60.6 58.3
Hispanic (X) (X) (X) (X) 11.0 9.3 (X) (X)
Other race 4.4 4.0 4.1 4.5 0.7 1.1 4.0 4.0
Reporting more than one race 2/ 3.8 10.6 10.0 11.8 7.5 6.8 10.3 11.5
   API and White 2.4 4.1 5.8 5.2 2.6 2.6 3.5 6.4
   API and Black 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 (z) 0.5
   API and AIAN 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2
   API and Hispanic (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.5 (X) (X)
   API and "Other race," and
       API and multiracial
       category 3/
0.6 3.3 1.6 3.1 1.3 0.4 3.0 1.8
   API and two or more other
       races, excluding Black
       and AIAN 4/
0.1 0.8 0.7 0.8 (z) 0.1 0.5 0.8
   API and two or more other
       races, including Black
       or AIAN 5/
0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.7 0.6
   Other than API 0.3 1.6 1.0 2.0 2.7 2.4 2.3 1.3
 
ILLUSTRATIVE APPROACHES TO RACIAL CLASSIFICATION
 
Percent of mail return
   responses
               
                 
API - single race 65.0 60.5 64.8 59.7 58.0 60.4 60.6 58.3
API - historical series 6/ 68.0 68.6 72.9 68.8 61.9 63.5 67.5 67.1
API - all inclusive 7/ 68.4 69.5 73.8 69.6 62.7 64.8 68.6 68.4
(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/ API only; API and White; API and "Other race," and API and multiracial category; and
     API and two or more other races, excluding Black and AIAN (and excluding Hispanic in
     Panels E and F).
7/ API only, and API with any other response on race.

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

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