Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table I-8. Illustrative Approaches to Racial Classification of the Black Population in the Black Targeted Sample for Panel A and Panel B: 1996 RAETT
(See Appendix C, Introduction, for explanations of detailed tables)
Race Panel description Panel A Panel B Difference
(Panel B minus Panel A)
Sequence > Hispanic origin
question first
Hispanic origin
question first
Multiracial category > No Yes
Race
instruction >
Mark
one
Mark
one
Estimate 90-percent
confidence level
  Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Lower
bound
Upper
bound
               
Mail return responses to race question 4,365   4,647        
               
Percent of responses              
               
Black only 71.52 1.3 71.77 1.1 0.24 -2.09 2.57
Black - historical series 1/ 71.80 1.3 72.37 1.1 0.57 -1.68 2.82
Black - all inclusive 2/ 72.12 1.3 72.65 1.1 0.53 -1.73 2.79
* Asterisk (if any) indicates that difference is statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.
1/ 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.
2/ 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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