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The 2020 census results are months overdue after COVID-19 upended the national count. Efforts to extend reporting deadlines stalled last year after Trump officials decided to cut short counting.
The Trump administration asked, and the Supreme Court allowed, for a suspension to a lower court order that extends the census schedule. The move sharpens the threat of an incomplete count.
A federal judge has ordered the Census Bureau to keep counting households for now after finding the agency violated an earlier order by tweeting a “target” end date of Oct. 5.
After the Trump administration made last-minute changes that shortened the 2020 census schedule, a federal judge in California has ordered it to extend counting for another month.
After the Trump administration missed a filing deadline for court documents, a judge has ordered the wrap-up of the census to remain on hold, throwing door-knocking efforts further into uncertainty.
A bipartisan Senate bill could solve a scheduling conundrum that is putting the national count, along with the distribution of federal funding and political representation, in serious jeopardy.
With just three months to review the 2020 census results because of a last-minute change by the Trump administration, Census Bureau officials are scrambling to decide what quality checks to toss out.
After Oct. 7, the Census Bureau will stop accepting paper 2020 census forms postmarked by Sept. 30, NPR has learned. Some worry mail delays could harm the accuracy of census data about rural areas.
Already hampered by the coronavirus, Census Bureau workers are now scrambling to visit households that haven’t filled out a 2020 census form, trying to finish a count that’s been cut short by a month.
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, 47% of adults say their households have lost employment income and close to 40% have delayed getting medical care, according to early results of a Census Bureau survey.
It happens only once a decade, so it can be hard to make sense of the census. NPR’s census reporter has rounded up facts that debunk some of the most common misconceptions about the national count.
The Census Bureau is gathering records on people’s U.S. citizenship status as part of Trump administration efforts to produce data that a GOP strategist said could politically benefit Republicans.
The Trump administration ordered the Census Bureau to produce citizenship data state officials can use when redrawing voting districts. But the bureau says no state officials asked for that data.
The Trump administration appears to have delayed the printing of 1.5 billion paper forms and other mailings for next year’s count as it decides whether to try again to add a citizenship question.
Responding to President Trump’s tweet defending the controversial question, Steven Dillingham says his job will be “to conduct a census whether the question’s in there or if it isn’t.”
The Trump administration is asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the first major court ruling over plans to add a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census.
A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.
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Anyone who doesn’t answer the controversial citizenship question would still be included in the upcoming U.S. headcount — and may get a phone call or follow-up visit, the Census Bureau’s head says.
Four Democrats on the Senate oversight committee for the Census Bureau say they’re worried the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census is “tainted by improper political considerations.”
White people in the U.S. may be asked to check off boxes about their ethnic background if the White House approves a proposal to change how the government collects race and ethnicity data.