Is the US census useful? The census provides essential information to the government / Terri Ann Lowenthal -- The census survey asks intrusive, unnecessary questions / John W. Whitehead -- The census has overstepped its constitutional bounds / Steven Yates -- The census is constitutional but costly / Tad DeHaven -- National censuses have been a source of controversy throughout history / The Economist -- Controversy concerning the census stems from partisan politics / Morley Winograd -- Does the US census accurately represent the country's population? Census Bureau obscured personal data : too well, some say / Carl Bialik -- The census undercounts college students / Reginald Stuart -- The census undercounts minority groups / Kai Wright -- The 2010 census will count same-sex married couples for the first time / Lisa Keen -- Multiple racial classifications allow Americans to define themselves / Haya El Nasser -- Multiple racial classifications can skew accurate counts / Susan Saulny -- Grant makers commit millions to help ensure accurate counts / Marty Michaels -- Census Bureau partnerships with undercounted groups have helped boost participation / Carol Morello -- How should the US census be reformed? The census will be wrong. We could fix it / Jordan Ellenberg -- Statistical sampling could skew census counts / Ernest Istook -- Unauthorized immigrants must be included in the census / Margaret Mikyung Lee and Erika K. Lunder -- Noncitizen counts must not be used to determine Congressional apportionment / Jack Martin -- The census should reform its racial categorization of Americans / David A. Hollinger -- The census question on race should be open-ended / Kenneth Prewitt.