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The answer is check mark Yes.

This passage is similar to Sample 1 except that writer has acknowledged that the information presented comes from a Census report. This is achieved by using the signal phrase "a recent report from..." at the beginning of the text and a citation in parentheses at the end. In addition, a direct quotation is used in the final sentence.

A recent report from the 2001 Census Analysis Series observes that Canadian families are becoming more diverse. The report shows that households today are smaller and those in them are increasingly people living by themselves, seniors living with their partners, children living with common-law couples, and parents living with young adults. At the same time, "the proportion of 'traditional' families continues to decline" (Canada 2002).

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