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The research underscores the challenges the Census Bureau faces in getting certain demographic groups to respond to the decennial survey.
The groups said the mailing “creates a fear among individuals and communities that they must respond to the official Census."
Two former Census Bureau directors said they were puzzled by the agency's request.
The Census report found that 27.5 million people, 8.5% of the population, lacked health insurance coverage in 2018.
“We have made progress over the last half-century in terms of diversity and inclusion. … But the work is far from done.”
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Holder is chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which has backed a suit challenging the 2020 census citizenship question.
There won't be a citizenship question on the 2020 census, but House Democrats are still seeking documents from the attorney general and commerce secretary.
Activists fear the 2020 census has been tainted by the Trump administration’s aggressive attempt to add a question on citizenship — but they’re not backing down without a fight.
Trump's executive order instead demands data be collected via "all executive agencies and departments."
The president's comment that the question is needed for "districting" could undermine his administration's effort to add it to the 2020 census.
President Trump has urged officials to find ways to put the question on the 2020 census even though the Supreme Court blocked the move for the time being.
The justices are asked to allow a lower court to gather more information about the role a GOP redistricting expert had in adding the question to the 2020 survey.
The Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
Turnout in last year's midterm elections also spiked among Hispanic and Asian voters.
The case will have significant consequences for the next decade and beyond.
Advocates warn that the question will reduce responses to the decennial survey, with serious consequences for the nation.
“We can tell them that it’s all confidential, that the census won’t share this information, but I’m not sure I would believe it if I were in that position.”
The data gathered in the decennial census has a wide variety of essential uses that have nothing to do with citizenship.
But advocates for some minority groups are worried about undercounting and whether a citizenship question will be included.
“Mail? I feel like that’s a dead thing. And I don’t have a lot of people randomly knocking at my front door, so I would be a little weirded out.”