The 2020 Census will for the first time allow respondents to answer surveys online, but the Census Bureau hasn’t been able to test to ensure all new innovative methods will function correctly when deployed, according to the Government Accountability Office.
The decision ends weeks of turmoil over the census matter, with the president ordering government agencies to turn over records to the Department of Commerce that will enable the agency to count the number of non-citizens in the United States.
The high court’s ruling called into question the Trump administration's justification for including the citizenship question but does not preclude the administration from asking residents whether or not they are citizens.
An influx of immigrants prevented or significantly softened population loss last year in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties. Immigration either prevented population decline or cut it by at least 10% in those areas.
Mailing a paper form and then following up with a house visit just won't work for everybody. State and local governments are trying to help figure out how to reach people in danger of being undercounted.