Will this census be our last?
Two days ago, the BBC reported that the UK’s 2011 Census may the that nation’s last:
In future, data could be gathered from records held by the Post Office, local government and credit checking agencies – thought to be more effective.
The government said it was “examining” whether changes could be made but no decision had been reached.
This is an interesting development, particularly as funds for the 2020 Census will soon be allocated. Though pro-immigration groups and organizations like the ACLU feel that forcing everyone in America to register with the government would be problematic, many nations already have national identity cards, which, if implemented in the US, would make creating a “portrait of America” that much easier.