If you want a preview of the 2010 Census, click on this .pdf file. This American Community Survey is planned to replace the long form. I don’t remember how long the long form was, but the ACS weighs in at twenty-one pages and the Census Bureau estimates it will take thirty-eight minutes for the average household to complete.
The Bureau also has a Paperwork Project that’s looking for ways to reduce the survey’s burden. Send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to tell them what they can do with their survey.
As expected, Ron Paul is already all over this one. Here’s an op-ed he wrote on the subject.
[Hat tip to Dante Arciero for the link.]