In “A Portrait of America,” NEWSWEEK (l/17/83) poked some fun at the national census:
Give your name and age and business. Is your husband working'
Do you rent or own the building? Did you ever milk a cow'
This is strictly confidentialare you underweight or fat'
Does your husband have a bunion? Are his arches good or flat'
Did you vote for Herbert Hoover? Are you dry or are you wet'
Did you ever use tobacco? Did you ever place a bet?. . .
Are you saving any money? Do you ever pay your debt'
Are your husbands old red flannels in the wash or on him yet'