When the Census Bureau’s count of the population is inaccurate, it affects representation and government spending. Correcting errors isn’t always allowed.
Access to voting materials in a citizen’s native language helps boost involvement and voter turnout.
They’re called ‘pretendians’ – people who long identified as white but are now claiming to be Native American. In the last US Census, the number of Native Americans almost doubled because of them.
As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card – and the birth of an industry.
U.S. opportunity zones can positively impact real estate development and help local communities. But to fully realize the program’s potential, it needs reform.
To overhaul an election redistricting process tainted by gerrymandering, Michigan has adopted a governance mechanism prominent 2,500 years ago in ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy.
The census will likely count fewer Black Americans, Indigenous peoples, Asian Americans and Americans of Hispanic or Latino origin than there actually are.
Emily Klancher Merchant, a historian of science and technology at the University of California at Davis, shares some of the most interesting stories behind the 2020 census questionnaire
African Americans, young children and rural Americans are a few of the groups at risk of being undercounted in this year’s census.
It’s important to strike a balance between protecting Americans’ privacy and having accurate statistics for governments and businesses to make data-based decisions.
Countries have been trying to count their populations since the Han dynasty in China.
The 2020 census will now count some groups differently than it has in the past. That could make a difference in the final count – affecting which states receive funding and congressional seats.
A quarter of Americans, many of them non-white, are worried about data privacy and confidentiality in the 2020 census.
Collecting census data online creates new risks to the accuracy and integrity of the information. Here’s what to be aware of.
As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card.
The 2020 census and congressional apportionment have dominated the headlines in recent months. What could it all mean for the average American voter?
Demographers have figured out a simple and effective way to estimate the number of unauthorized immigrants – even without information on citizenship.
In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
In 2010, approximately 1 million children under the age of 5 were not counted in the census. That meant less state funding for critical services like Early Head Start and SNAP.
For the first time in decades, the 2020 census will include a question asking whether or not each counted person is a citizen. On April 23, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on this idea.