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Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 
Question/Topic: I don't know where to get my questions answered so I'm asking you. How does obtaining detailed information from every sixth household help provide services for ALL households? Of what significance is source of income? Of what significance is utility cost? Of what significance is number of rooms? Why do the forms have a variety of form numbers and not just two, one for the long form and one for the short form? 
Answer/Pointer: Questions about the Census form can be directed to 1-800-471-9424. This is a special 1-800 number set up specifically to answer questions about the census questionnaire, it is not a general 1-800 number into the Census Bureau. Also, you can contact the Census Questionnaire Assistance Center (fondly called QACs) near you. You didn't indicate where you live, but you can find a list of QACs at the following URL: To quote from this web site, the QACs provide: Language guides that translate the census questionnaire in 49 languages Assistance on how to answer the questions on your form Information on the census itself, and why we ask the questions we do Scroll down the page and click on the link for "Atlanta Region." This link lists by city in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, where you can receive assistance with the questionnaire. The file is a .pdf file, so you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available free on the Internet. This web site at the Census Bureau provides a link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader--usually it's a very easy installation. 
Librarian: SLF 

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