The Arc Advocates to Keep Disability Questions on Census Bureau Survey

The Arc joined with 78 other endorsing organizations to oppose removing the six disability questions from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS).  These questions are the backbone of the data we have about people with disabilities and help shape our programs and funding.  They are being threatened with removal from the survey because some survey respondents, Members of Congress, and others view the questions as intrusive or unnecessary.  The Census Bureau is doing a content review of the questions on the ACS and is looking for the statutory references and programmatic uses of the data.  The CCD response can be found on the CCD website.