But when you finally get around to opening the envelope and taking a look, there's one thing that will jump out immediately. It's short. Just ten questions.
"It is the simplest and shortest form in recent history. We're only talking ten questions. Less than ten minutes to fill out with information that's going to impact the next ten years of our lives."
Eduardo Guity works for the Census Bureau here in Houston. It got out my stopwatch and census form to see if what he says is true.
Question number one: How many people live in your house? Number Four: What is your telephone number? Number five: What you're first and last name? If you have three or four people living in your house, you have to answer those same questions for each person. But over all, it really does take just a few minutes.
"One of the reasons why it's a shorter form was to take away the reason or excuse as to why not fill it out."
So this time around there should be no excuses. As they say, it's so easy even a caveman can do it, or in this case a news reporter.
For more information, visit http://2010.census.gov/2010census/.