Most of us have received the short form from the US Census Bureau this year, which asks a few basic questions about our age, race and whether we rent or own our homes. But one six Americans, like southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt, have had to answer 53 questions on the long census form. Blunt says a lot of people are concerned about protecting their privacy and feel uneasy about divulging personal information to the government. Blunt is asking the president to ensure the information gleaned from the census forms remains confidential. And he’s asking the Census Bureau to refrain from asking personal questions the next time it conducts a count, things like what time he goes to work and whether he has trouble getting out of the bath.
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