WASHINGTON (AP) - Five states - New York, California, Texas, Arizona and Florida - are close to losing out on congressional seats because of lackluster participation in the U.S. census.
Statistics released Wednesday show those states are average or below average in mailing back the 10-question census forms when compared to other states.
Of the five states on the cusp, the biggest potential losers are California, which could end up losing a House seat, and New York,
which could have a net loss of two seats.
Texas may end up gaining just three House seats instead of four.
Arizona and Florida may lose out on adding one or two House seats.
On Saturday, Census workers begin knocking on the doors of those
who did not respond to the mail-in form.
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Answer by gdiamante at 5:33 PM on Apr. 28, 2010
Well, here in eastern PA, my hubby will be knocking on doors starting in about 1 1/2 weeks! :o) He took the test about 14 MONTHS ago, and will be going to a paid training session all next week. He expects to be working for about 6-8 weeks completing roughly 25-30 hours per week--he's "cashing in" on some vacation and sick time.
Based on the following from Pew Research...I think he's going to be working longer than that!
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Next question overall
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