The 2020 census is in serious trouble

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2 yıl önce

Problems have plagued the US Census Bureau in recent decades.
Learn how the census definition of race has changed over time:

The 2020 census was added to the Government Accountability Office’s list of programs with a high-risk of failure. And failing to accurately count the population would threaten the integrity of the country’s most authoritative dataset that drives public policy.
Because the census is used in for a myriad of democratic functions, it’s important that the US gets it right. But now the Department of Justice has proposed to change the 2020 form, which could create further problems for the bureau.
Sources and relevant links:
A look at the DOJ request to add a citizenship question:
For more context on the budgetary concerns at the CB:
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UPDATE: The Supreme Court will rule by the end of June on whether the census question is constitutional and whether the Trump administration followed proper procedure in adding the question. Read more about the high-stakes battle:
Pirates Fate
Pirates Fate 2 gün önce
Greg Schroer Exactly!!!
Greg Schroer
Greg Schroer 4 gün önce
I got a very simple solution just don't comply
Steven horsefield
Steven horsefield 4 aylar önce
I've never filled one out in 44 year's
The Invisible Girl
The Invisible Girl 4 aylar önce
The US Federal Constitution is very clear on who gets counted on the census. Article 1, section 2, clause 3.
Cuomo Primetime
Cuomo Primetime 5 aylar önce
@Balkanization? I’m voting 4 Tucker JEWS ARE NOT ILLEGAL!!!
Tom Dockery
Tom Dockery Gün önce
Jeffrey Beauregard
Jeffrey Beauregard 2 gün önce
Some weird guy came to my door.census bureau.i told him I like my privacy.he said they will be back.i said how about mind your own buisiness.
Miles Sanford
Miles Sanford 4 gün önce
To everyone who throws out a census form, you’re the reason this thing costs so much. The government is then required by the constitution and US Code to send people to your house sometimes multiple times, and ask your neighbors for info about you. By the way if you only want to tell them how many people live in your house and the ages, you can do that online or by phone. You can just refuse all the other questions and stop wasting taxpayer money spent on sending census takers to your house
Tom Dockery
Tom Dockery Gün önce
I want NJ to lose funding and Congressional representation as their main concern is for low lifes.
fashionscentts Aylar önce
Census takers are hunting me down! 😄 the government can't get unemployment benefits to me and those who need it, but they have enough people to find out and hound those who haven't taken the census. And they already mishandle and misappropriate the resources they do have, why would I want to give them more.
Skaii Lovesyou
Skaii Lovesyou 2 aylar önce
Do it digitally
Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez 2 aylar önce
Up till 1940 all Ethnic Europeans like the Irish, Greeks, Hungarians, Finnish, Czechs had to put down there own Ethnic group because they were not considered "proper Anglo Saxons." The English and the French majority landowners did not considered these ethnic groups white people. After 1946 when the English-American were terrified of being a minority in the USA did they put all these ethnic groups under the White umbrella. The English have exploited these ethnic groups the whole time they have been in the USA.
Thrift Geek
Thrift Geek 2 aylar önce
Who cares...Mail in your vote Mail in your census Like the government doesnt have everything they need to know about you already
SQ8warrior 3 aylar önce
We are a republic, not a democracy (someone needs to explain this to the old director in this vid). Arguing that the census count (and subsequently) the number of representatives should be allotted to include non citizens is lunacy. The citizenship qualifier limits counting only of people who are legally able to vote, therefore apportioning representation ONLY based on those who actually by law require it.
Christopher Sherman
Christopher Sherman 3 aylar önce
Ben Haith
Ben Haith 3 aylar önce
SOUND TRUCKS can be used to encourage people to complete the 2020 Census. Place catchy slogan on top and side of vehicle: "WE ALL COUNT" "SHAPE OUR FUTURE"
Chris S
Chris S 3 aylar önce
They've been alienating black people and now they want to get info to further keep us down
Frank Surname
Frank Surname 3 aylar önce
What if we don't want to fund public schools?
Sal Monella
Sal Monella 3 aylar önce
I'm white, a citizen, and not a criminal--- so they don't want to count me anyway.
robinflea 3 aylar önce
I’m also 60 and have NEVER trusted this, how can we when we see the horrible things the CIA and FBI have done to its citizens, and I’m referring to the bad guys at the top.
official woman clothed with the sun
official woman clothed with the sun 3 aylar önce
census trackers.
official woman clothed with the sun
official woman clothed with the sun 3 aylar önce
slavery exists census tracker I said no don't sign it!
Tyson Brown
Tyson Brown 4 aylar önce
1 chronicle 21:10-11
Robert Tresher
Robert Tresher 4 aylar önce
I don’t necessarily mind being counted but, the questions asked are way too intrusive into my life. 2 people in my household, that’s as much as they need to know!
Billy Batson
Billy Batson 4 aylar önce
Heaven forbid the government enforce laws and punish criminals
Raftika 4 aylar önce
I thought it was for martial law tbh... since most of the world is on lock down and being told by our government to stay home if it’s not necessary to go out but not everyone is listening. Now talk about martial law has been brought up in the USA and then we get told that we have to report exactly who lives in what household and what’s their ethnicity and age is? Sounds a little too creepy for me...
Zcrouches Blowsyourmind
Zcrouches Blowsyourmind 4 aylar önce
Omg. What if you just have squatters were you live however a TENANT renting commercial space, lie's to the owner and landlord's property because of Criminalistic activities moreover lawless ignorant behavior patterns daily. In addition you inform the law and the hide more than that make it seem as though they aren't there because of complicity. In the past a person was even shot. If the are undocumented immigrants what happens will I.C.E. come.😐. These people are more than outrageously imbecilic delinquencies! I've never in my house existence thought humans would be So territorial over other people's property. Deranged lunatics😔 anywho thanks for your time.
Jyn Mills
Jyn Mills 4 aylar önce
If intelligent people understood how funding and educational funding and elections work --- they would understand significance.
Jyn Mills
Jyn Mills 4 aylar önce
We needed a census! So much has changed since 2010!
HappyGardevoir 4 aylar önce
Kinda ironic for Census day to be in April fools
official woman clothed with the sun
official woman clothed with the sun 4 aylar önce
paper please! everyone on record federal check point.
colored_divine 4 aylar önce
I have received 3 of them and throw them away each time .
stayweirdandrea 3 aylar önce
colored_divine well in June you’re getting a visit
GREY ALIEN 4 aylar önce
If it's to count population why does it ask your name . and why does it threaten you with jail time ? That doesnt make ppl feel safe
Anthony Shostack
Anthony Shostack 4 aylar önce
How about if I get my $1200 government check first, this coronvirus got me broke and time is money, city government will get a big pay day from the cenus, while us worker been out of work for 3 weeks now with no check by this government coronvirus shut down! Don't touch the mail!
Anthony Shostack
Anthony Shostack 4 aylar önce
Just Google it and it will tell u the population!
Ms. T P
Ms. T P 4 aylar önce
Almost 50 years old and I have never seen funding for my community as a result of the census. In fact I've seen more closures of recreational activity for inner city kids, less jobs offered in urban areas, higher rent, gentrified neighborhoods, and more taxes. We are being lied to.
Commander Doom
Commander Doom 4 aylar önce
Do slaves still count as 3/5 of a person?
Victorious Victory
Victorious Victory 4 aylar önce
The census I don't care! My Census will say ethnicities Red white and blue! Us the cell phone bill check the police records for MIA, check birth records, check death records, check the immigration office.
Hello 4 aylar önce
Lol the census is to track down minorities and pass laws of legal discrimination
Madison Wheeler
Madison Wheeler 2 aylar önce
@NoExcuseCooking why's that good are you racist? (I am against people coming here illegally)
NoExcuseCooking 2 aylar önce
Madison Wheeler
Madison Wheeler 4 aylar önce
@RoofyHD we are living in the end times pray to God that you will be saved
RoofyHD 4 aylar önce
Smoov Cat I did and I’m Mexican I’m worried
Smoov Cat
Smoov Cat 4 aylar önce
The U.S. government literally used the Census to round up Japanese people during WW2. Definitely do not fill it out.
Jamaal NW
Jamaal NW 4 aylar önce
It need to know where not to put money and where to put money ?
K V 4 aylar önce
They have a right to do a head count. I have one head so that's the info they get.
Smoov Cat
Smoov Cat 4 aylar önce
Its actually your right to not be counted.
bullet 4 aylar önce
I'm over 60 years old and I never did a census report in my life and it's going into Shredder right now
Miles Sanford
Miles Sanford 4 gün önce
Aqua Candela The government is required to conduct a census every 10 years by Article 1 Section 2 of the US Constitution. Residents are required to answer the questions in Title 13 of the United States Code, Section 221
QueenCoCoaMocha 11 gün önce
I'm laughing right now shredding papers🤣🤣😂
Aqua Candela
Aqua Candela 4 aylar önce
LeBelEsprit When you read the questionnaire it actually says it's "voluntary", so are they lieing to us?
LBE 4 aylar önce
I was wondering the same!! I've never filled out one for decades and now getting these cards and reminders in the mail.
Duncan Moore
Duncan Moore 4 aylar önce
@Aqua Candela Use that paper to light your fireplace.
dabell12 4 aylar önce
Why should I answer the census questions when I don't feel represented from the start? I don't think we live in a democracy anyway. When the oligarchs have the political bureaucrats working for them, that is a plutocracy and I do not want to participate in that.
Shadwell 4 aylar önce
My mom got her's and It was asking what race but didn't have Caucasian.What's with that?
Sebastian Brewer
Sebastian Brewer 4 aylar önce
How they know the virus would hit tho
Jellyrollfordinner 4 aylar önce
The constitution does not require me to count so not wasting my time filling out junk mail from people trying to figure out where to spend my hard earned tax dollars because I know it's not going where I think it should go.
Darian Gregory
Darian Gregory 5 aylar önce
Critical to get it right? Well then explain to me why they are telling Hispanics to claim white?
Baguette 5 aylar önce
Nah it’s because of corona
Ric of Vic
Ric of Vic 5 aylar önce
I refused to answer numerous questions on the last 2010 census. Someone called me and hassled me for 30 minutes trying to force me to respond. I told them it was none of their business how much I made or what race I was since race supposedly doesn’t matter. But in America race does matter. Don’t believe me, do what I did and see what happens.
Timothy Mai Tran STMTB08
Timothy Mai Tran STMTB08 5 aylar önce
I hate Cenus 2020! I hope they should stop soon.
Chilliam13 5 aylar önce
What if I refuse to participate? Every time I participated, I get call after call from scammers. They know how much I get from SSA, and how much I have in the bank. Am I required by law to participate? I don't want to.
Mike Stock
Mike Stock 5 aylar önce
Two times over the course of 20 years I have not filled out the census forms. It will be the exact same way upcoming 2020 census. I am not filling this out.
April A
April A 4 aylar önce
@Maribel Acosta right! I still threw it in the trash though.
Kenny 4 aylar önce
@Aqua Candela got this in the mail as well
Aqua Candela
Aqua Candela 4 aylar önce
1 Corinthians 13 That's the same question I have right now.. however when you read the thing it says it's "voluntary" so are they lying to scare people into doing it? this looks suspicious.
Maribel Acosta
Maribel Acosta 4 aylar önce
I am very concerned on some of these questions. Hey do you need my name,last name and birthday. Why not just ask your age and how many live at home.
Ori Uzam Magen
Ori Uzam Magen 4 aylar önce
@Mike Stock but why does it say “your response is required by law”? I’m looking at it right now, because I received it in the mail a few days ago.
Capt. Freedom
Capt. Freedom 5 aylar önce
As an american citizen I have the right to remain silent and not answer que5without my lawyer present. So how can they complete a census If i decide to exercise my right to not answer questions.
RON KING 6 aylar önce
I've never filled one out, and i don't plan on doing it this time around.
Aqua Candela
Aqua Candela 4 aylar önce
RON KING Nor have I, however I keep getting them in the mail saying it's required by law. I seriously question that statement??
mopthermopther 6 aylar önce
A census taker came to my house. I ate her liver with some Fava beans and a nice Chianti 🍷
SnapGam!ng 4 aylar önce
mopthermopther 😭
Nidia *
Nidia * 7 aylar önce
Love, that he said that adding the citizenship question would lead to "different kind of society and then it's not a democracy"🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
Tushu Rawat
Tushu Rawat 8 aylar önce
what is census? a way of wasting time for people who have nothing else to do and babies who are learning to count objects like girrafes, maybe even humans.
Tom Dockery
Tom Dockery 8 aylar önce
If you're born here,put down Native American.
Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez 2 aylar önce
@DeadTrilogy _ I saw your picture online and you are clearly White.
DeadTrilogy _
DeadTrilogy _ 2 aylar önce
@Jose Gonzalez dude i dont think u have seen my face
Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez 2 aylar önce
@DeadTrilogy _ You sure got a White skin color to you.
DeadTrilogy _
DeadTrilogy _ 2 aylar önce
@Jose Gonzalez im not white im asian -_-
Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez 2 aylar önce
@DeadTrilogy _ So says the White guy.
Aubrey Patterson
Aubrey Patterson 8 aylar önce
The census question on race/ethnicity should be taken off the census. In 1942, the federal government illegally used census information to round up people of Japanese descent. This was sanctioned by the Supreme Court at the time. Partisan politicians use this information to gerrymander legislative and congressional districts, move polling places to make them less accessible to minorities and red line neighborhoods for things such as improving infrastructure and obtaining loans. Ask yourself, are you in the group they will come for next? Since 1980, I have answered this question on the census form by checking the box labeled "other" and then writing "Human" on the line next to it. There is only one race, the HUMAN RACE.
Madison Wheeler
Madison Wheeler 4 aylar önce
Exactly (I'm Christian also if u have more melanin in your skin the darker it will be and if u have less melanin in ur skin the lighter it will be)
Justice Keyes
Justice Keyes 8 aylar önce
The Census has been falsified from the very beginning. 1790. Furthermore who trusts the government today? You said that right!
Bruce wagers
Bruce wagers 8 aylar önce
Let’s see over 1 trillion a year goes to the military and strategic nuclear you know why all these terrorist groups exist and you have tanks jets and helicopters in all your parks. A fool and there money where lucky to get together in the first place. It also explains why they want schools defunded and now they’re getting ready to defund the elderly...
Mr Me
Mr Me 9 aylar önce
By the time all is said and done, this whole process is going to be doctored to foster a funding premise for all the loopy destination imagination programs being slowly pushed on us now. And if the census discovers a greater number than 11 million illegal aliens from wherever drafting off the system, what will be done to prevent this situation from affecting society and future elections? Illegal aliens are already being given voting rights in town and city elections as well as school system elections as a precursor to them voting in national elections.
TRUTH BE TOLD 10 aylar önce
What is the pioneer code on the census from the early 1900's
stephan gillis
stephan gillis 11 aylar önce
So why can't we do this electronically?
Mark Vasquez
Mark Vasquez 4 aylar önce
so we can waste paper
whacky pax
whacky pax 11 aylar önce
You mean you could trust the government after the obama problem
N Denise
N Denise 11 aylar önce
Knock, knock census calling........ 4, SLAM
peggy muniz
peggy muniz Yıl önce
We are not a Democracy, we are a Republic.
Damn The Truth Hurts!
Damn The Truth Hurts! Yıl önce
Why I have no intention of participating in that farce...Can anybody tell me how many ILLEGAL ALIENS there are in this once great land? Of course you can't, I rest my case!!!
Mike Bradford
Mike Bradford Yıl önce
I won’t answer the census. It will go in the shredder like it did in 2010.
Kenta Neary
Kenta Neary Yıl önce
Can we stop acting as those all those who aren’t citizens are illegal? Most of them are here on work visas
Shilpan Shukla
Shilpan Shukla Yıl önce
Make sensus mandatory and punishable by law then allow people to fill in their details through internet like tax return
Regina St. John
Regina St. John Yıl önce
Why did Obama remove the citizenship question in 2010? If the citizenship question isn't returned to the census 10s of millions won't answer
Bart M
Bart M 3 aylar önce
Because it is unnecessary, as is the entire survey
Mike Gushwa
Mike Gushwa Yıl önce
bidmcms3 Yıl önce
Seats in the US House of Representatives, and electoral votes in US presidential elections, should not be skewed/inflated by non-US citizens.
Ryan Yıl önce
Nice of you to not say that the citizenship question was in every census since 1960 except for when obama removed it on 2010
Adam D
Adam D Yıl önce
They want a complete count + the illegal immigrants. They don’t want an official count to see how many citizens are here.
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