The citizenship question isn’t the only threat to the census. Here’s what’s at stake.
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After repeated setbacks in the courts, the Trump administration has given up on its efforts to place a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Even so, Trump’s repeated emphasis on citizenship — combined with operational challenges in carrying out the census — could still risk what’s called a “differential undercount,” in which some states and demographic groups are undercounted much more than others. How are public officials and others trying to ensure that everyone is counted?
Rocco, Philip B., "The citizenship question isn’t the only threat to the census. Here’s what’s at stake." (2019). Political Science Faculty Research and Publications. 103.