The Questionnaire format was basically structured after the 2000 Census questionnaire, however, there modifications made to its content (question structure) in terms of question revision, deletion, and insetion.
These modifications were guided by contributions from the relevant departments/agencies (i.e., FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs, States' Department of Agriculture, etc)
There are three forms used in the collection of the 2010 Census data
Questionnaire: This is the main data collection form, with 11 pages. It has 3 main sections - Geographic ID section (page 1), Housing and Household Questioons section (page 2), and the Persons Questions section (pages 3 to 10).
Confidentiality of information is guaranteed by Section 9 of the FSM Public Law 5-77, otherwise known as the Statistics and Census Act of 1988.
According to the Act, all information collected by the FSM Statistics Unit -- whether from an individual, business, or organization -- will be kept in confidence. This means that any officer or employee of the Statistics Unit, including any contracted persons, provided with data pursuant to Section 11 of the above act, shall not:
1. Use the information for any purpose other than for the purpose of conducting a census, sample survey, gathering statistical data, or for compiling and disseminating tabulations or other statistical materials.
2. Make any publication whereby the data furnished by any particular establishment or individual can be identified.
3. Permit anyone other than sworn employees of the Statistics Unit to examine the individual reports.
This confidentiality clause is extended to contracted data colletors (enumerators and crewleaders) as well via the "oath of employee".
For details of the Act and the Oath refer to the External Sources.
FSM Statistics Office, Census of Population and Housing 2010 (CENSUS 2000), Version 1.0 of the public use dataset (April 2001), provided by the National Data Archive. www.nda_popstan.org
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interretations or inferences based upon such uses.