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US Census Will Not Ask Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Questions in 2020

US Census Will Not Ask Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Questions in 2020

On Tuesday the Trump administration submitted a report to Congress that listed the data it plans to collect in the 2020 census. In its original iteration, the list contained questions about sexual
Redoing the Electoral Math

Redoing the Electoral Math

If any force on Earth could be powerful enough to unite the Democratic Party, you’d have thought the words “President Donald Trump” would do the trick. Instead, Hillary Clinton’s defeat last November
Trump’s Top Pick to Head Census Is Pro-Gerrymandering Professor Who Thinks Black People Are Overcounted

Trump’s Top Pick to Head Census Is Pro-Gerrymandering Professor Who Thinks Black People Are Overcounted

Voting and immigration-rights advocates are alarmed over Donald Trump’s leading pick to head the U.S. Census Bureau: a conservative college professor with no government experience who literally wrote
The US census is finally counting how many people speak Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, and Bengali

The US census is finally counting how many people speak Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, and Bengali

As of last week, the US Census Bureau is taking stock of just how many people in the US speak Tamil—along with Punjabi, Telugu, and…

Manhattan Renters Will Leave $4K in Debt After the Holiday Season, Study Shows

Half of America's city renters will spend more than they make this holiday season.
DOJ wants 2020 census to ask about citizenship status

DOJ wants 2020 census to ask about citizenship status

The Department of Justice is asking for a citizenship question on the 2020 census, a move that could suppress undocumented Americans from participating, impact federal funding allocations, and affect
The Top Cities People Move to Differ Drastically When You Look at Race

The Top Cities People Move to Differ Drastically When You Look at Race

A series of new charts compiled by the Washington Post looks at where Americans moved to between 2012 and 2016. Read more...
Exclusive – Kobach: Bring the Citizenship Question Back to the Census

Exclusive – Kobach: Bring the Citizenship Question Back to the Census

If you asked most people whether the federal government knows the number of citizens in the United States after each decennial census, they would answer yes. After all, that’s one of the main purposes
Tracing Your Roots: My Ancestor’s Census Record Is Confusing!

Tracing Your Roots: My Ancestor’s Census Record Is Confusing!

Here’s how to approach an unrecognized or illegible notation, as well as missing information, in a record. Read more...
19 state attorneys general threaten legal action over census citizenship question

19 state attorneys general threaten legal action over census citizenship question

Nineteen state attorneys general say requests to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census would suppress participation, disproportionately affect immigrant communities, and affect
Trump’s pick to run the 2020 Census withdraws from consideration

Trump’s pick to run the 2020 Census withdraws from consideration

Thomas Brunell, President Trump’s pick for deputy director of the Census Bureau, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position, Mother Jones reported on Monday. Brunell would have been
Who Counts?

Who Counts?

In his first year in office, Donald Trump and his administration have launched a daunting number of direct and open attacks on long-respected American rights and freedoms—threatening immigrants, the
Explore all $506 billion in goods that the US imported from China in 2017

Explore all $506 billion in goods that the US imported from China in 2017

US president Donald Trump apparently isn’t done implementing protectionist trade measures. This week, his administration is expected to announce $30 billion in new duties on…
Sarah Sanders lies about Census citizenship question

Sarah Sanders lies about Census citizenship question

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders falsely claimed on Tuesday that the citizenship question the Trump administration decided to add to the 2020 Census has been part of the national
The 2020 Census citizenship question will affect your health care

The 2020 Census citizenship question will affect your health care

Monday’s announcement that the 2020 census will include a question about citizenship was quickly met with uproar. Census data is in a very big way the bedrock of our democracy, as it’s used to decide
The 2020 Census will ask if you’re a citizen but not if you’re a veteran

The 2020 Census will ask if you’re a citizen but not if you’re a veteran

After 17 years of war, the questionnaire still won’t address military history.
Baby boomers are divorcing for surprisingly old-fashioned reasons

Baby boomers are divorcing for surprisingly old-fashioned reasons

At first, Kathy, 53 years old, spoke to me calmly, but as the minutes ticked away, her voice started to crack. Her husband had a…
Inside the U.S. Census test that no one knows about

Inside the U.S. Census test that no one knows about

The test run is especially key for 2020: This is the first Census that won’t rely on pen and paper.
Census: Median Age in U.S. Rises to Record High of 38

Census: Median Age in U.S. Rises to Record High of 38

“Baby boomers, and millennials alike, are responsible for this trend in increased aging,” Cromwell said. “Boomers continue to age and are slowly outnumbering children as the birth rate has declined
Trump administration officials pressured Justice Department over census citizenship question

Trump administration officials pressured Justice Department over census citizenship question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross pressured the Justice Department to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census, months prior to the department’s formal request, a recent