Census 2020 News

Estimating the Effect of Asking About Citizenship on the U.S. Census»

Shorenstein Center | March 21, 2019 – We find that asking about citizenship status significantly increases the percent of questions skipped, with particularly strong effects among Hispanics, and makes respondents less likely to report having members of their household who are of Hispanic ethnicity. 

Census Undercount Would Cost New Mexico Dearly»

Las Cruces Sun News | March 17, 2019 – Now is the time to act. The governor should immediately reorganize the statewide Complete Count Committee that brings together critical groups to spread the word of the importance of the census to their community.

Child Advocates: Underfunding of U.S. Census Likely to Hurt NM»

Press Release | March 14, 2019 – President Trump’s budget request has underfunded the U.S. Census Bureau by nearly $1 billion, according to estimates by the Census Project, a broad-based coalition of organizations working to ensure an accurate,…

Inaccurate Census Data Will Jeopardize New Mexico’s Economy and Workforce»

Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce | March 11, 2019 – The big problem for us in New Mexico is that nearly half of our 2.1 million residents live in rural areas where the U.S. Census Bureau has a difficult time accurately counting the population. This ranks us toward the top in terms of the nation’s most hard-to-count states.

Getting a Fair and Accurate Census Count (My View)»

Santa Fe New Mexican | March 2, 2019 – We need the governor and our state Legislature to act now to ensure the U.S. Census count in New Mexico is as accurate as possible, thus protecting our state’s economic future. Starting in April 2020, census takers will go door to door asking New Mexicans to help the U.S. government fulfill its decennial constitutional duty of counting every single person in our state.

NM Can’t Afford 2020 Census Undercount»

The Albuquerque Journal | February 6, 2019 – Currently, NM receives almost $8 billion in federal aid each year based on the decennial Census. This figure makes New Mexico rank No. 1 in our dependence on federal aid, according to online publication WalletHub.