Monday, February 24, 2020

Most Think Census Will Ask about Citizenship

Most Americans believe, incorrectly, that the 2020 census will ask about citizenship, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Whether this belief will suppress participation in the census, which is just a few weeks away, remains to be seen.

The 56 percent majority of the public thinks the census will include a question about citizenship, according to the Pew survey. Another 25 percent are not sure. Only 17 percent know that a citizenship question will not be on the census. By demographic segment, here's who knows there will be no citizenship question on the census...

—14 percent of women and 20 percent of men
—15 to 16 percent of adults under age 65 and 21 percent of those aged 65 or older
—18 percent of Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites, but only 9 percent of blacks
—21 percent of foreign-born Hispanics versus 16 percent of native-born Hispanics
—26 percent of those with a bachelor's degree and 13 percent of those with less education
—20 percent of Democrats and 14 percent of Republicans

Source: Pew Research Center, Most Adults Aware of 2020 Census and Ready to Respond, but Don't Know Key Details

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