“Scholar Warns of ‘Politicized’ Survey as Census Trial Kicks Off”

Adam Klasfeld for Courthouse News:

Opening a day before the U.S. midterm elections, a long-anticipated trial over the 2020 census kicked off Monday with a scholar warning that the addition of a citizenship question will discourage participation by Hispanics and noncitizens.

“The Census Bureau itself designates it as a sensitive question,” testified D. Sunshine Hillygus, a professor from Duke University.


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