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NIAF and the 2010 Census

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With 2010 Census forms hitting mailboxes across the country, NIAF wants you to be informed about why it's important to participate.

So, we've compiled a list of commonly asked questions and answers to help NIAF supporters better understand the census and our participation in it. Visit www.niaf.org/census2010 to learn more today!

An important note: This year's census does not have a "Race/Ancestry/Ethnicity" question, in part because the census is intended to provide a basic head count of U.S. residents and in part because the question was found to be confusing. Instead, the 2010 Census offers a "Race" question while an "Ancestry/Ethnicity" question now will appear in the American Community Survey (ACS), which is conducted annually EXCEPT for years in which the U.S. Census occurs.

What does this mean? It's vital to participate in this year's census and then proudly identify your Italian American heritage in next year's American Community Survey.  We can all stand proudly to be counted.

Do you have any other questions about the U.S. Census that we don't answer at www.niaf.org/census2010 ? Comment here and let us know!