Trouble at the Census Bureau

2020-09-29T02:15:26+00:00February 18th, 2019|

  Information has come forward that there has been a privacy lapse in the 2010 census data. The race and ethnicity of 138 million Americans may have been compromised. The biggest issue is that people will not trust the bureau to keep their private information safe, which is just another reason for people to not fill out their census forms. Also in question is the much-debated proposed citizenship question, which the Supreme Court has now agreed to hear. The fear is that citizens will withhold completing their census or lie [...]

Citizenship Question Blocked on Census

2019-01-15T08:23:22+00:00January 15th, 2019|

Court Blocks Trump Administration From Asking About Citizenship in Census Image Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr., center, ordered the Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times By Michael Wines New York Times WASHINGTON — A federal judge in New York blocked the Commerce Department on Tuesday from adding a question on American citizenship to the 2020 census, handing a legal victory to critics who accused the Trump administration of trying to turn the census into a tool to advance Republican political [...]

Multiracial Numbers Increase

2020-09-29T04:58:09+00:00June 23rd, 2018|

The U.S. population is getting older and more racially diverse, according to new estimates from the Census Bureau. The findings come out as a separate analysis finds that for the first time, white deaths exceeded births in a majority of states. White people remain the majority in the U.S. — but in new data from the Census Bureau, non-Hispanic whites were the only group that didn't grow from 2016 to 2017. Whites declined by .02 percent to a total of around 198 million people. Among other racial groups, Asians were [...]

Census will ask for Citizenship

2018-03-27T08:46:38+00:00March 27th, 2018|

Note: Project RACE is NOT in favor of a citizenship question on the U.S. Census! Despite Concerns, Census Will Ask Respondents if They Are U.S. Citizens By EMILY BAUMGAERTNER, New York Times Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made the decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census forms, citing the need to measure the portion of the population eligible to vote. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The 2020 census will ask respondents whether they are United States citizens, the Commerce Department announced Monday night, [...]

Census and Citizenship Question

2018-03-27T07:43:57+00:00March 27th, 2018|

California sues over Census citizenship question By Tal Kopan , CNN/Mar 27, 2018 2020 Census will ask about citizenship status 01:29 (CNN) — Progressives, states and civil rights advocates are preparing a flurry of legal challenges to the Trump administration's decision to add a question about citizenship to the next census, saying the move will penalize immigrants and threaten civil rights. The late Monday move from the Commerce Department, which it said came in response a request by the Justice Department, would restore a question about citizenship that has not [...]

U.S. to become “Minority White”

2018-03-19T08:16:04+00:00March 19th, 2018|

Note: Project RACE thanks the author and Brookings for using the term "multiracial." The U.S. will become “minority white” in 2045, Census projects Youthful minorities are the engine of future growth William H. Frey Wednesday, March 14, 2018 New census population projections confirm the importance of racial minorities as the primary demographic engine of the nation’s future growth, countering an aging, slow-growing and soon to be declining white population. The new statistics project that the nation will become “minority white” in 2045. During that year, whites will comprise 49.9 percent [...]

2018 Census Test

2020-09-29T02:15:44+00:00March 15th, 2018|

2018 Census Test Arrives This Week in Providence Mailboxes Residents asked to respond online, by mail or phone MARCH 14, 2018 — Providence County, R.I., households will receive a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau beginning this week asking them to respond to the 2018 End-to-End Census Test questionnaire  ̶  just 10 questions that will take about 10 minutes to complete online, by mail or over the phone. The 2018 Census Test is a critical part of preparations for the nation’s upcoming 2020 Census and includes approximately 265,000 housing units [...]

2020 Census

2020-09-29T02:17:38+00:00January 24th, 2018|

Yes, the census should be tracking race and ethnicity (Gerald Martineau/for The Washington Post) By Timothy P. Johnson and Roger Tourangeau January 23 Timothy P. Johnson is director of the Survey Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago and president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Roger Tourangeau is former president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and vice president and senior statistical fellow at Westat. As the federal government prepares to conduct the 2020 Census, critics of the Census Bureau are pushing to [...]

Census Projections

2018-01-17T10:28:22+00:00January 17th, 2018|

Census: Whites no longer a majority in U.S. by 2043 WASHINGTON White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That's part of a historic shift that already is reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate, and is redefining long-held notions of race. The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known. [...]

Census Trouble Looming!

2020-09-29T05:25:41+00:00December 10th, 2017|

With 2020 Census Looming, Worries About Fairness and Accuracy By MICHAEL WINESDEC. 9, 2017  The New York Times Photo Census data dictate the distribution of over $600 billion in yearly grants and subsidies to state and local governments. Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Census experts and public officials are expressing growing concerns that the bedrock mission of the 2020 census — an accurate and trustworthy head count of everyone in the United States — is imperiled, with worrisome implications. Preparations for the count already are complicated by a sea [...]

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