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The Census Bureau's American Community Survey

In 2010, the Census Bureau replaced its long form questionnaire, which happened once every ten years, and launched the American Community Survey. Now, 3 million Americans fill out the survey annually in order to help estimate and track trends among the entire population. Many government officials, business owners and nonprofits say this data is vital for them -- but some in Congress say it is a waste of money and an invasion of privacy.

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