Comment on the American Community Survey SOGI Test

Public Comment

Submitted on: November 10, 2023

Comments provided to: U.S. Census Bureau

The MRCT Center commented on the Census Bureau’s proposed American Community Survey Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Test (the ‘Test’) as part of its ongoing American Community Survey Methods Panel Tests. The MRCT Center thanked the Bureau for its commitment to bringing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) data collection to the foreground. In our response, we asked specific questions about the design of the ‘Test’ and the reliability and privacy of proxy reporting by one household member about the sexual orientation and gender identity of other household members.