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Thursday, September 29, 2011

CNS News: Census Bureau 'Artificially Inflates' Number of Same-Sex Households by Nearly 40 Percent

According to CNS News:

"The Census Bureau "artificially inflated" the numbers of same-sex households in the United States by 39.5 percent, it was revealed Tuesday during a conference call briefing highlighting results from the 2010 Census.

The original data from the 2010 Census ("Summary file") set the number of same-sex households in the U.S. in 2010 at 901,997, according to a Sept. 27 Census Bureau press release,

But the Census Bureau said it has revised the number downward "because Census Bureau staff discovered an inconsistency in the responses in the 2010 Census summary file statistics that artificially inflated the number of same-sex couples."

The revised estimates from the 2010 Census found that there were 131,729 "same-sex married couple households" and 514,735 "same-sex unmarried partner households" in the United States -- for a total of 646,464."

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