This report evaluates the 2010 ACS Content Test to simplify the veteran identification question and generate more reliable and accurate estimates of veterans. The results of that testing will help determine the content to be incorporated into production ACS in 2013. Results from the 2006 ACS Content Test suggested that the complexity of the existing question may result in the undercounting of veterans. Because of this, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed revisions to the categories, the wording and order of the categories, and the question instruction wording. The results of this analysis find that the estimate of veterans from the test version is comparable to the estimate from the control version. The VA recommends the adoption of the test version of the veteran status questions.
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Evaluation Report Covering Place of Birth, Citizenship, & Arrival
Results of proposed changes to the place of birth, citizenship, and year of entry content as tested in the 2006 American Community Survey Content Test.
2010 Evaluation Report Covering Property Income
Results of proposed changes to the property income content as tested in the 2010 American Community Survey Content Test.
Testing a New Field of Degree Question for the ACS
Results of the proposed addition of field of degree as tested in the 2007 American Community Survey Methods Test.