Depressing Details

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All the depressing details from the 1930’s are now being released.

On April 2nd the U.S. government will disclose the census which contains intimate details from 132 million people who lived through the great depression. This will be the first time the information will be made public thanks to 72 years of privacy protection. Access to the records will be free and available online.

Historians say this information will give people more clues about what happened to members of their family. It will also follow the movement of refugees from Europe and detail where Japanese Americans were living before they were sent to camps during World War two. Historians say the census will be the best contribution to American society and history in over a decade.

The census contained 34 questions directed at 132 million people plus an additional 16 questions that were asked to just 5% of the population. Those new questions addressed homelessness, migration, unemployment and salaries. Only about 300,000 people chose to have responses about their income sealed; everything else is being made public. And the details might make this recession seem a bit brighter.