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Sara Curran Discusses the Implications of the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Posted: 4/24/2018 (CSDE in the News)

Yesterday, CSDE Director Sara Curran wrote an op-ed for The Seattle Times about the most recent revision to the 2020 Census form, which now asks respondents to report on their U.S. citizenship. Curran posits that the inclusion of this question will have a range of implications — including a systematic undercount of U.S. residents, and growing potential for security breaches of Census data — that will jeopardize a complete and fair census.

You can read Sara’s full essay below.

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