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Survey Basics Main

Congressional Tool Kit

Federal Agency Information Program

Survey Questionnaire

Survey Definitions

What is the Survey?

Special Surveys - Puerto Rico

Sample Selection

Test Sites & Counties

Sample Size

Data Collection

Data Dissemination

ACS Operations Plan

ACS Brochure



The Survey Basics section of this web site provides an overview of the operations of the American Community Survey.

You can see the survey questionnaire, read about how the data are collected and disseminated, and what distinguishes the surveys from each other.

Under 'Survey Questionnaire', you will also find Fact Sheets, that explain the origin of each question and how data are used.

The congressional toolkit provides basic American Community Survey information in a 'portable' format.


Operations Plan Available for Downloading
An operations plan released in 2003 provides more details on the material in this section. Download the pdf here: The American Community Survey Operations Plan -- Release 1: March 2003.

Or view the Bibliography, with links to the supporting materials online.

Federal Agency Information Program
Twenty-one cabinet level and independent agencies are participating in the new ACS Federal Agency Information Program, a technical partnership designed to assist individual federal agencies in the transition to using ACS data.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey Office

Last revised: Wednesday August 25, 2004

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