Why Asking About Citizenship Could Make the Census Less Accurate

It’s a question that used to be on the national census every decade: whether you were a citizen of the United States.

But the Justice Department’s request to return it to the 2020 census for all respondents has unsettled demographic experts as well as advocates of voting rights and immigrants, who say it could lead Hispanic people to avoid being counted. Are they overreacting to a simple question? CONT.

Lynn Vavreck (UCLA), New York Times