Accurate, detailed data on race and origin are necessary to enforce a broad array of civil rights protections, reveal disparate impacts of laws and policies, and ensure programs meet the needs of diverse communities. This brief provides background on the 2020 Census’ race and origin questions, including a discussion of proposed but rejected changes to the questions.
Accurate, detailed data on race and origin are necessary to enforce a broad array of civil rights protections, reveal disparate impacts of laws and policies, and ensure programs meet the needs of diverse communities. This fact sheet is a guide for responding to the 2020 Census race and origin questions.
During this webinar, Urban Institute researchers will share findings from their newly released interactive report that highlights the potential miscounts nationally, by state, and for different demographic groups according to low, medium, and high-risk scenarios for the 2020 Census.
(Excel State Breakdown) Preparing for the 2020 Census: Estimating Outreach Costs for Hard-to-Count Communities
Use this data table to estimate how much money would be needed to ensure arobust self-response and non-response follow-up outreach strategy by community-based groups in each state.
This report lays out concrete steps that the Census Bureau can take [...] so stakeholders have confidence that a broad use of administrative data will neither compromise census accuracy nor undermine the goal of eliminating the differential undercount.
Counting Everyone in the Digital Age: The Implications of Technology Use in the 2020 Decennial Census for the Count of Disadvantaged Groups
To reduce the risks associated with new technology, Census Bureau staff have been conducting extensive research and testing for years. Now they are racing against the clock to be fully prepared to conduct a successful and affordable count.
Revised Two-Question Hispanic Origin and Race Format for Census 2020 Raises Questions About the Accuracy of Data on the Latino Community
After extensive research to inprove data collection on Hispanic origin and race, the Census Bureau sta recommended a new combined question format for the 2020 Census form.