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2015 Summer Mandatory Messaging Test

Broderick E. Oliver, Michael Risley, Andrew Roberts

Feedback from stakeholders and respondents has raised concerns about the prominent references to the mandatory participation in the American Community Survey (ACS). This report provides results of an experiment that the U.S. Census Bureau conducted to assess the impact on response, cost, and the reliability of survey estimates of four sets of proposed design changes to the ACS mail materials, using the September 2015 ACS panel.


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