Statistics Canada study looked at how a voluntary 2006 census would have turned out…

And the results weren’t pretty.  Errors in estimating basic facts – like changes in the percentage of owners verses renters – were as big as 5%.

The internal study, “Potential Impact of Voluntary Survey on Selected Variables,” was obtained by the Globe and Mail under a Freedom of Information request and is not generally available.  The article is here.

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