Thursday, January 30, 2014

Why the ACS Asks What It Does? A Review of the Housing and Population Questions

So the American Communities Survey (ACS) is the new (if being more than 10 years old is still considered new) way of getting data about our country out there for policymakers, businesses and the general public. The ACS, which is around 60 questions long, is really the ONLY resource for many of the questions asked.

So where do these sixty plus questions come from? And why are they asked? The links below will take you to either the Housing ACS questions, or the Population ACS questions and provide you with a review of each question and some information about how the data is used and why it is required.