ACS DATA USERS SURVEY
DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JULY 11

The purpose of this survey is to collect feedback on activities and products to help data users access and use American Community Survey (ACS) data. Your feedback is valuable and will help the U.S. Census Bureau understand what's working well and areas of improvement for the ACS program.

The survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and individual responses are anonymous. Please respond by Monday, July 11. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Mark Mather (mmather@prb.org) or Lillian Kilduff (lkilduff@prb.org). Thank you for your time!
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Privacy Act Statement

Authority for the collection of information regarding data user feedback on American Community Survey (ACS) activities and products is provided under 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(d)(2).

The purpose for collecting this information is to gather feedback from data users on ACS activities and products designed to help them access and use ACS data. The form will provide data users a way to provide feedback that will help improve the data user experience.

Disclosure of the information provided to us is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) and may be shared with other Census Bureau staff for the work-related purposes identified in this statement. Disclosure of this information is also subject to the published routine uses as identified in the Privacy Act System of Record Notice COMMERCE/DEPT-20, Biographical Files and Social Networks.

Providing this information is voluntary. Failure to provide this information may affect the DOC's ability to help improve community, business or data needs using ACS data.

OMB Control NO: 0690-0030
Expiration Date: 07/31/2023
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* 1. Are you affiliated with: (Mark all that apply)

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* 2. Which comes closest to describing your level of KNOWLEDGE about the ACS?

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* 3. Which comes closest to describing HOW OFTEN you use ACS data?

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* 4. How long have you been using ACS data?

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* 5. Rate the usefulness of each of these activities/services to your work with the ACS:

  Very Useful Somewhat Useful Not Useful Not Applicable
ACS Online Community/Data User Group
ACS Data Users Conference
Webinars

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* 6. Do you have any suggested topics for ACS-focused webinars?

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* 7. Do you have any suggestions for ACS-focused sessions at professional conferences and/or conferences where the ACS program should exhibit?

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* 8. What is your preferred format for the 2023 ACS Data Users Conference? (Check one)

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* 9. Follow up to Question 8: Why did you choose this answer?

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* 10. How do you prefer to receive news/updates about the American Community Survey (Mark all that apply)?

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* 11. When you have questions about using American Community Survey data, how do you get answers (Mark all that apply)?

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* 12. Do you have suggestions for improving the ACS website or ACS documentation? If you are recommending changes to a specific webpage or document, please include the URL, document name, etc.

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* 13. Indicate which ACS data products you use and how you access them (Mark all that apply):

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* 14. What other resource(s) do you use to access ACS data (if applicable)?

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* 15. Indicate your difficulty with the following:

  A Lot of Difficulty Some Difficulty No Difficulty Not Applicable/ Do Not Use
Accessing ACS data products
Locating the estimates needed
Locating the geographies needed
Downloading the tables/data needed
Locating data product documentation

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* 16. If you answered “Some Difficulty” or “A Lot of Difficulty” for any items in Question 15, please describe your experience.

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* 17. Do you have suggestions for improving ACS data products or documentation? If you are recommending changes to a specific product, please specify the relevant Table ID, Table Title, filename, etc.:

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* 18. Indicate how you use the ACS Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files within your organization (select all that apply):

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* 19. Follow up to Question 18: Please provide more details about your PUMS usage 

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* 20. Are there any other products, activities, or documentation not addressed above that would help you access and use ACS data more effectively?

Thank you for participating in the 2022 ACS Data Users Survey. 

We always like to hear how you use ACS data to make important decisions, help your community, open/expand a business, and more. Consider submitting a Share Your Story to help the Census Bureau showcase the value of the ACS.

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