A Surprise from Survey Answers of 5,000 Chinese Laundrymen in 1943

The Office of Price Administration (OPA) wanted to survey 5.000 Chinese laundrymen in New York City about prices.  Wanting to help those who were not proficient in English, OPA, with the assistance of the Chinese Benevolent Association, created a form that had questions printed side by side in English and Chinese.

Much to their dismay, when the surveys (no mention of the response rate was given) were returned, the OPA was surprised!


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