Factsheet on Addition of Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Form

Posted on October 1, 2018
Created by Census Counts

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In December 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a letter to the Census Bureau, requesting a new citizenship question on the 2020 Census. On March 26, 2018, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that he had directed the Census Bureau to add an untested and unnecessary question on citizenship status to the 2020 Census form. This alarming decision is bad for the census, bad for our communities, and bad for America.

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