The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and others, claims the question intentionally discriminates against immigrants and will increase fear in their communities. It alleges census participation will be depressed, diluting the economic and political power of residents…
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities have sued the U.S. government, saying plans to add a citizenship demand to the census questionnaire is unconstitutional.
By Associated Press
The decision to include the question in the 2020 census has stirred worry among opponents that it will intimidate immigrants, leading to an undercount and decreased political representation in Democratic-leaning communities where they tend to live.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
The Trump administration's decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether.
By Kevin Freking and Hope Yen, Associated Press
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday it plans to add back a question on citizenship status to the 2020 census -- a change requested by the Justice Department. Now the state of California is suing the Trump administration, calling…
By PBS NewsHour
Data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years is used to draw voting districts and determine how much funding to give to states, counties and cities, but underfunded and without a director, the agency is now on the…
By Joshua Barajas
The U.S. population is expected to reach 320.09 million people on Jan. 1, 2015, a 0.73 percent increase from the previous year, the U.S. Census Bureau said in a statement Monday.
By PBS NewsHour
The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a pattern of uneven progress. While the poverty and unemployment rates have fallen, prosperity is no longer widely shared as the economy grows. Sheldon Danziger of the Russell Sage Foundation talks…
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
The U.S. Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United States, said that the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. The decrease in the poverty rate was attributed to the…
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