2020 United States Census
Dillingham has been accused of acceding to President Trump’s demand to produce citizenship information at the expense of data quality.
Civil rights groups and local governments had sued the Census Bureau, arguing a shorter process would lead to an undercount, especially in communities of color.
Wilbur Ross announced the end of the census despite a federal judge's ruling that it should continue through the end of October.
Civil rights groups and local governments sued over concerns a shortened census would lead to an undercount, especially in communities of color.
They want to give the Census Bureau more time to finish the 2020 count, which is being rushed and is leaving communities of color behind.
The administration’s rushed timeline means “we aren’t going to be able to ensure a fair and accurate count,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
The agency is ending the 2020 census early. Tribal communities will be skipped over, leaving them poorer and politically weakened.
The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its data collection schedule by a month.
All collection efforts, including door-knocking and online responses, will conclude by Sept. 30, raising concerns that the count will be inaccurate.
The administration is pressing ahead with its bid for a citizenship question on the census, despite a Supreme Court defeat.