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Old 03-31-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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For the 2020 census, couples living together will be asked to define their relationship to their partners in a new way "same-sex" or "opposite-sex"? The Census Bureau announced the change Thursday in its report to Congress on the questions all U.S. households will see on questionnaires used for the upcoming national headcount.


The new response categories for the relationship question come after Census Bureau researchers found that using the terms "same-sex" and "opposite-sex" on the census form could improve the federal government's estimates of how many same-sex couples are living in the U.S. Some demographers anticipate the change may help produce the most comprehensive national data yet on same-sex couples that can better inform public policy affecting LGBT people.


https://www.npr.org/2018/03/30/59819...-relationships
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