“Uncle Sams armies of statisticians dont really ask questions about the cleanliness of the old mans flannels,” writes NEWSWEEK, “But they do ask about the state of our arches (2.6 million are flat or fallen) They can expound on life and its quality and on death and its causes. They can analyze sex and birth, divorce and income, crime and eating habits. As a result, America knows more about itself than ever before.”
That may be trueyet people are still confused about who they are and the roles they are to fill. Could it be that in the thousands of questions, the census takers have overlooked the most important ones'