There was a thread in P&N about someone being sent an "American Community Survey", which is basically the old census long form. It asks dozens and dozens of questions, some of them rather personal in nature. But most people must answer them, because they say they've never had to start an enforcement action (fines and whatnot). I mentioned this survey on another board I go to, and asked if people thought it was reasonable. Sure, most of them said. Why not? It's no big deal. And how do you expect the government to decide where to spend money if they don't know all these details about Americans' lives? I'm just flabbergasted about the whole thing. People really have no problem telling government employees about their family's physical disabilities, how much they earn, how well they speak English, what their mortgage payment is, how many bathrooms they have in thier houses, and on and on? If that's okay, what's next? Can they ask me how many times a day I pray? Can they ask me if I've ever cheated on my wife? Can they ask me how many times a week I have sex? Where's the line? Do Americans even have a line any more?