What does a citizenship question mean for census data and dollars?

Ben Bradford Apr 23, 2019
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Demonstrators rally at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2019, to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

What does a citizenship question mean for census data and dollars?

Ben Bradford Apr 23, 2019
Demonstrators rally at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2019, to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the 2020 census should include a citizenship question. Critics say the question creates bias and could lead to reduced participation in the 10-year survey. What does this mean for federal spending related to the census? And how does a question land on the census, anyway?

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