Monday, May 30, 2011

Costa Rica Census!

We've been counted!

The 2011 Census started this week in Costa Rica - it will be going on all week.  We had a lovely young woman come to our place and ask us all sorts of questions :-)

Years from now, people will be able to look us up and see what sort of house we lived in, what our education was, and what we did for work.  An interesting thing (to me) is that there was no question about nationality.  Yes, we said where we were born, but there is no way (from this questionnaire) for people to determine whether someone is a citizen, a resident, or a tourist.

It was an interesting experience; I hadn't participated in a one-on-one census before, not even in the states.  It feels a little odd somehow.

No comments: