ACS Workshop, National Academy report

2:00 pm EDT

Webinar recordings and presentations are available to Members.

This webinar will summarize and provide pointers to the materials generated from the June 2012 Workshop on the Benefits (and Burdens) of the American Community Survey (ACS), particularly the formal workshop summary that was released on February 28, 2013. The workshop was designed to canvass a broad array of the nonfederal ACS user base—among those users, the media, policy research and evaluation groups, state/local/tribal agencies, businesses and economic development organizations, and local and regional planning authorities. In particular, it sought to gather information on users’ experiences with the first few sets of full ACS data product releases (1-, 3-, and 5-year estimates). The workshop also devoted attention to the multiple burdens associated with the ACS, ranging from privacy and confidentiality concerns to the challenges of communicating and interpreting high-variability estimates.