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Israel Starts Second Census; 4, 500 Census Takers to Collect Information

Israel started today the taking of its second census of the population with a visit by the director of the Census Bureau to the residence of President Izhak Ben-Zvi where he “counted” the President’s household. Israel’s first census was taken in November 1948.

About 4,500 census takers will fan out to homes through the country to collect abbreviated questionnaires and statistical punch-cards which were mailed out to every family during the last two weeks. In addition, every fifth family will be required to fill out a more detailed questionnaire inquiring about dwelling conditions, education, employment and other economic and social situations.