Questions released for Chile’s 2012 census
SANTIAGO — Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas (INE) published the questions for 2012 census in Chile.
The questionnaire has 42 points and will be conducted by 8,500 people who will be paid an expenses allowance. Unlike the census from 2002, it will not have as many questions about household goods like dryers, TVs or washing machines but will be focus on land lines, private vehicles, domestic services and internet connection.
Connected to these points are questions about understanding and capabilities in the digital age, such as if a person is able to search for information on the internet or to write, send and receive an e-mail.
For the first time the survey will also have the answer “cohabiting with a same sex partner” to the question about the civil status.
Furthermore the attendees will be asked if they are able to have a conversation in any languages other than Spanish such as English, Rapa Nui or Mapudungun.
Question 8 deals with the problem of waste disposal, providing the possible answers of cleaning services, burning, burial, storing in a vacant lot or throwing it into a river.
The 18th census in the history of Chile will be held starting April 9 of next year for almost two month.