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Census (Amendment) Act 2000

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13.All census questions are tested to establish:

  • that respondents understand them;

  • that they are publicly acceptable;

  • that the quality of the response is sufficiently high for reliable information to be obtained; and

  • that they do not have an adverse effect on response rates to the Census as a whole.

An earlier version of the proposed question on religion was included in the Census Rehearsal in April 1999 and satisfied these tests.

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