ABOUT THIS RELEASE
This report outlines the form design testing program undertaken for the 1996 Census and consolidates the earlier reports submitted after every testing. It reviews the objectives of the program, describes the form design testing of each topic or issue examined and provides recommendations to be considered for the next census in 2001. The objectives of this report are to provide readers with a better understanding of the way the 1996 Census form design was developed and to document the 1996 Census testing program for future uses. Further, the suggestions made for future improvements may be helpful for the next census cycle of form design tests.