The U.S. Census Bureau is trying hard to increase participation in this year’s census, now visiting homes letting residences know it’d be a shame if their household didn’t exist.
Census Bureau members have been stopping in neighborhoods with low participation rates to go door to door, hoping residents have their censuses ready for them in envelopes. If not, the conversation changes.
“Nice household you got here,” one census solider was overheard saying. “It’d be shame if it couldn’t be counted. Capisce? I don’t want to come back here. That won’t be pleasant for either of us.”
Participation rates have still not increased.