Just about everyone has some kind of feeling about the U.S. Census, which asks all sorts of intrusive questions about your cohabitation preferences, your finances and your housing situation. Annoying. Invasive. Time-consuming.
But what few people may realize is that this has been going on since 1790, when the first census was conducted under the direction of Thomas Jefferson. (One can only imagine how he described his living arrangements). And it serves a greater purpose than mere nosiness....Full Story