Poll Hub: Census and Sensibility

Unlike his predecessors, President Donald Trump has tied his job performance to that of the stock market. With the Dow Jones plummeting at the beginning of the week, what does this mean for the president? Do Americans attribute the market’s ups and downs to him? Poll Hub breaks it down. […] Read more »

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, […] Read more »

Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts

The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use the information against them. That, in turn, could have potentially large ripple effects for everything the […] Read more »

Millennials and Gen Xers outvoted Boomers and older generations in 2016 election

Baby Boomers and other older Americans are no longer the majority of voters in U.S. presidential elections. Millennials and Generation Xers cast 69.6 million votes in the 2016 general election, a slight majority of the 137.5 million total votes cast, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau […] Read more »

Millennials to pass baby boomers as largest voter-eligible age group, and what it means

In 2018, the American electorate will cross a historic threshold that could reshape the political balance of power — or leave Democrats fuming in frustration at continued Republican dominance of Washington. For the first time, millennials next year will pass baby boomers as the largest generation of Americans eligible to […] Read more »

The Census and Right-Wing Hysteria

Several years ago, the Census Bureau began to predict that the United States would become a majority-minority nation by the 2040s — that African- and Asian-Americans, as well as Latinos, would outnumber non-Hispanic whites. Last year the census underlined its prediction by announcing that non-Hispanic white babies under the age […] Read more »