2020 Census: Stakes are High for a Complete Count

Every ten years, the US census is used to appropriate political representation and $600 billion in federal funding according to the shifting population numbers. With the 2020 Census two years away, ensuring a complete count is as important as ever. The addition of a citizenship question puts that complete count in jeopardy. The question is designed to deter immigrant communities from participating in the census survey as it will identify them to immigration authorities such as ICE. In addition to the citizenship question, the 2020 Census will be the first to feature a digital survey which adds another hurdle to an already difficult process. (more…)