|New Report Questions Statistical Adjustment|
WASHINGTON – A new report issued today by the Congressional Members of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board examines the scientific methodology behind statistical adjustment.
“The 2000 census was the most accurate census in history,” said board Co-Chair A. Mark Neuman. “With the dramatic reduction in the differential undercount compared to 1990, one can see why the professionals at the Census Bureau chose not to recommend the use of statistically adjusted numbers. In the coming weeks and months we will be studying to what extent statistical adjustment would have put persons missed in the census back into the neighborhoods where they were missed,” he said. “We must not only attempt to count everyone living in America, we must make sure they are counted at the correct address.”
CMB Co-Chair A. Mark Neuman discusses the latest CMBC report with reporters and Census Stakeholders at the National Press Club (June 7, 2001).