Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows

Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.

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The World Might Be Running Low on Americans

Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.

#census, #census-bureau, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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We Need Lots More Americans. The World Is Ready to Provide Them.

Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.

#census, #census-bureau, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Why New York State’s Population Growth Surprised Experts

The details of how and where the census counts can make a big difference.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #new-york-state, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #states-us

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Did the 2020 Census Undercount the Hispanic Population?

Officials from both parties say the census numbers released this week raise questions about the totals, with Democrats contending that the Hispanic population was undercounted.

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Census (Barely) Leads to a Congressional Loss for New York

Even so, the state’s congressional delegation remains powerful, and redistricting could help preserve a Democratic majority in the U.S. House.

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New York Loses House Seat After Coming Up 89 People Short on Census

New population figures released on Monday confirmed that after the latest census, New York would lose a congressional seat, but only by the narrowest of margins.

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A New Delay for Census Numbers Could Scramble Congressional Elections

Census data needed for legislative districts won’t be ready until September. Could that alter the balance of power in the House?

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The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage

With new census results coming, Republicans control redistricting in key states, while Democrats prepare for legal challenges and look to redraw some maps of their own.

#census-bureau, #elections-house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2018, #politics-and-government, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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People of Color Face the Most Pandemic Housing Insecurity

Census Bureau data show how households have struggled to stay current on rent and mortgage payments during the pandemic.

#census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Flaws in Census Count Imperil Trump Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants

More problems arise as the Census Bureau rushes to compile information needed for apportionment before Mr. Trump leaves office.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dormitories, #house-of-representatives, #illegal-immigration, #population, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Census Case That Goes to the Heart of American Democracy

For two centuries, census totals used to apportion Congress have included all residents of the country. The Supreme Court on Monday heard the Trump administration’s argument for limiting the count to citizens.

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Census Officials Say They Can’t Meet Trump’s Deadline for Population Count

Officials have concluded the Census Bureau won’t have data on time to carry out the administration’s goal of stripping unauthorized immigrants from population totals for apportionment.

#census, #census-bureau, #commerce-department, #illegal-immigration, #population, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Surprising Census Results in N.Y.C.

The self-response rate was higher than predicted, equaling the 2010 count despite what the mayor called “so many more challenges in the way.” 

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The Census, the Supreme Court and Why the Count Is Stopping Early

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to stop the 2020 count. Here’s what that means for the census.

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The Census, the Supreme Court and Why the Count Is Stopping Early: Explained

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to stop the 2020 count. Here’s what that means for the census.

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Census Count Can Be Cut Short, Supreme Court Rules

After extending the deadline to complete field work in light of the pandemic, the Trump administration reversed course. Critics saw a political motive.

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Two Huge Questions Loom as 2020 Census Winds Down

The most contentious census count in memory is nearing an end with questions remaining about the accuracy of its numbers and how they will be used in congressional reapportionment.

#census, #census-bureau, #commerce-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #koh-lucy-h, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prewitt-kenneth, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #trump-donald-j

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Federal Judge Bars Trump Administration From Ending Census Early

The ruling says the census, which was delayed for months because of the coronavirus, needs more time to get an accurate count.

#census, #census-bureau, #koh-lucy-h, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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U.S. Poverty Hit a Record Low Before the Pandemic Recession

The share of Americans in poverty in 2019 declined and median incomes were the highest on record, a Census Bureau report showed.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #income, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #poverty, #united-states-economy

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Why Does Trump Want an Inaccurate Census?

Congress must extend the deadline for the count.

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Selling the Census Last Minute, With Cowboys and Sudoku

Worried that people won’t be counted, community groups and local governments are spending big to get the word out. “It’s an absolute panic,” one executive said.

#advertising-and-marketing, #census, #census-bureau, #federal-aid-us, #income-inequality, #local-government, #mobile-applications, #telemundo-communications-group-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #univision

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Federal Judge Blocks, For Now, Further Winding Down of the 2020 Census

The Census Bureau had begun ending its count in places where it considered its job done. But a lawsuit claims that stopping now will result in a flawed count.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #koh-lucy-h, #league-of-women-voters, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #trump-donald-j

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As Census Count Resumes, Doubts About Accuracy Continue to Grow

Officials project optimism. But a chorus of experts says the pandemic and politics could lead to a deeply flawed count.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illegal-immigration, #population, #prewitt-kenneth

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In California, It Will Take More Than a Parade to Save an Imperiled Census

Many Latinos in low-income communities say they are hearing a message about the 2020 census: Your participation is not wanted.

#california, #census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why an Accurate Census Is So Important

The Census Bureau’s move to cut its collection period short by one month in the midst of an already challenging pandemic has unnerved pollsters.

#census, #census-bureau, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #statistics, #trump-donald-j

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At the Census Bureau, a Technical Memo Raises Alarms Over Politics

A directive orders experts to find ways to tally undocumented residents. Some fear the end result will be a skewed allotment of seats in the House of Representatives.

#census, #census-bureau, #cogley-nathaniel-t, #commerce-department, #house-of-representatives, #illegal-immigration, #korzeniewski-adam, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

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An Incomplete Census Hurts Everyone. Even Trump.

The president doesn’t realize his supporters will lose out too if the count is brought to an early close.

#census, #census-bureau, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #minorities, #population, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After Census Bureau Announces Early End to Its Count, Fears of a Skewed Tally Rise

With 60 million households still uncounted, the bureau said it would wrap up the survey a month early. Critics called it a bald move to politicize the count in favor of Republicans.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #maloney-carolyn-b, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #trump-donald-j

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New Census Worry: A Rushed Count Could Mean a Botched One

Stalled by the pandemic, the count is supposed to resume soon. But census experts are rattled by signs of a push from the White House to finish it early.

#census, #census-bureau, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

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Trump Doesn’t Speak for the ‘Silent Majority’

In fact, it is arrayed against him.

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Trump Seeks to Stop Counting Unauthorized Immigrants in Drawing House Districts

Critics described the move as unconstitutional and a transparent attempt to help Republicans.

#census, #census-bureau, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Rich New Yorkers Aren’t Filling Out the Census. Poor New Yorkers May Suffer.

If residents who fled the virus for second homes aren’t counted, the city could lose out on crucial federal money — and congressional seats.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city

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Census Bureau Adds Top-Level Political Posts, Raising Fears for 2020 Count

The census, which is constitutionally mandated to count every person in the country, has traditionally been carried out in a rigidly nonpartisan fashion.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #census, #census-bureau, #cogley-nathaniel-t, #korzeniewski-adam

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After Virus Delays, Census Must Scramble to Avoid Undercount

Slammed by a pandemic, the Census Bureau postponed crucial portions of the count for the third time in a month, further raising the bar for an accurate count.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #postal-service-us, #prewitt-kenneth

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Knocked Off Track by Coronavirus, Census Announces Delay in 2020 Count

The Census Bureau said it would extend the deadlines for collecting census data and would ask Congress for a delay in providing final counts used for congressional redistricting.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Coronavirus Could Hurt the Accuracy of the 2020 Census

Many people were already hard to count or suspicious of participating in the census. The virus will amplify those problems.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #wines-michael

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