Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table 1-7.

Overview of Mail Return Responses by Panel for the White Ethnic 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 95.9 96.7 96.0 96.5 94.4 95.5 97.4 97.2
Black 0.6 0.5 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.8
American Indian and
   Alaska Native (AIAN)
0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.4
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) 1.5 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5
Hispanic (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.6 1.0 (X) (X)
Other race 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.3 (z)
Reporting more than one race 2/ 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.2 2.1 1.7 1.2 1.2
   White and Black 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 (z) 0.1 0.1
   White and AIAN 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1
   White and API 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 (z) 0.2
   White and Hispanic (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.4 0.6 (X) (X)
   White and "Other race," and
       White and multiracial
       category 3/
0.6 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.9 0.9
   White, "Other race," and
       multiracial category 3/
(z) (z) (z) (z) (z) (z) (z) (z)
   White and two or more other
       races, including Black,
       AIAN, or API 4/
(z) (z) (z) (z) (z) (z) (z) (z)
   Other than White (z) 0.1 (z) (z) 0.2 (z) (z) (z)
 
ILLUSTRATIVE APPROACHES TO RACIAL CLASSIFICATION
 
Percent of mail return
   responses
               
                 
White - single race 95.9 96.7 96.0 96.5 94.4 95.5 97.4 97.2
White - historical series 5/ 96.5 97.6 96.9 97.3 95.5 96.2 98.4 98.0
White - all inclusive 6/ 96.9 97.8 97.4 97.7 96.3 97.2 98.7 98.4
(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/ Or including Hispanic in Panels E and F.
5/ White only; White and "Other race," and White and multiracial category; and
     White, "Other race," and multiracial category.
6/ White only, and White with any other response on race.

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

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