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Citizenship question does not affect accuracy of census

Citizenship question does not affect accuracy of census

Hans von Spakovsky, a Heritage Foundation legal fellow, explains that the citizenship question has always been a part of the census, with exception to Obama’s 2010 census. What is more, the Census Bureau’s foot soldiers return to the households that skip questions or don’t answer in order to obtain an accuracy of 98 percent from the 1 in 6 households that receive the questionnaire.

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Matías Cabrera
Matías Cabrera 1 year

well, who knew that the presence of 1 question wouldn't mean immeadite innacuracy, even though illegal immigrants already make it pretty inaccurate

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

My expert can beat your expert at arm wrestling!

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 1 year

The article discussed the fact that many people skip questions on the census. Why would you not expect illegal immigrants to simply lie and claim to be citizens? It isn't as if they could be more illegal than they already are by fudging a checkbox on the form.

Lover 1 year

The citizenship question will only serve to make the census MORE accurate.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 1 year

The census is for American citizens, not the whole of South America, it's retarded to think asking people in your country if your meant to be there is racist or some triggure word, census is about information, and the more it gets the better.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

The Democrats only fear is that a citizenship question might have a chilling effect and potentially reduce the chance for inflated numbers that Democrats expect to get from illegal aliens that will increase their hold on the House of Representatives.

Seekster 1 year

Let's be honest here. The ONLY possible people who should be nervous about answering no to the Citizenship question are those who aren't supposed to he here to begin with (illegal immigrants). Democrats want to count illegal immigrants to pad the population of blue states and get more representation and power and Republicans would much rather they didn't.

Jay Walsh
Jay Walsh 1 year

Blah, blah, blah... Just fixing another thing Obama broke.

WWG1WGA 1 year

Illegals are NOT AMERICANS and shouldn't not be counted or get 1 single penny of our money. WTF leftist are pure evil

Krešimir Turkalj
Krešimir Turkalj 1 year

How is it done in other countries anyways? Here committee has list of people who can vote (citizens of country) and person who wants to receive voting paper needs to present document that they are in fact person who is on the list.

Richard Lozano
Richard Lozano 1 year

FURTHERMORE, why can't I lie on the census form and say 100 illegals live with me as my servants to do what Americans won't do PERIOD.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious 1 year

the last census I was contacted about was around 2010, and they refused to allow me to participate unless I provided my social security number. I'm not giving personal info like that to strangers who are hired for a temporary purpose. The whole things a joke, gotta be a better way.

GUYIVKS 1 year

the question is about citizenship not race which is a 🐮💩 social construct with no genuine scientific or medical evidence to back it up.

iknowalittle 1 year

if i dont fill out the census and someone comes to my door complaining about it and asking.. i will not so politely

Richard Lozano
Richard Lozano 1 year

Why don't they have another SEPARATE questionnaire with the citizenship question on it passed out at the same time so we can definitely know the answer instead of being the expert god who knows everything.

Bulk Smash!!!
Bulk Smash!!! 1 year

No usual leftist slant on any of the commentary. Either the leftists agree with keeping the question on the census form or they don't feel like they have anything to add to the discourse. Interesting.

Randy Hiester
Randy Hiester 1 year

how about asking where you were born?

JB_Grooves 1 year

Totally misleading and inaccurate headline. The last time a citizenship question was among the census questions for all U.S. households was in 1950. That form asked where each person was born and in a follow-up question asked, "If foreign born — Is he naturalized?" The 1 in 6 households that receive the questionnaire referred to in the above article is referencing the "Long Form" it does contain often indirect citizenship questions but only goes out to 1 in 6 households, the others receive the short form and it has not had a citizenship question sense 1950. The constitution contains no reference to citizenship in regards to the census, neither does subsequent expansion of the census count by congress. This is what it says: (Although the Census Clause expressly provides for an enumeration of persons, Congress has expanded the scope of the census by including not only the free persons in the states, but also those in the territories, and by requiring all persons over eighteen years of age to answer an ever-lengthening list of inquiries concerning their personal and economic affairs.) Source:

I Am Grug
I Am Grug 1 year

Why did you need an expert.

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