Protecting and advancing inclusive and equitable democratic institutions is essential to our anti-poverty work. We develop policies and strategies that work to preserve and expand voting rights, access to justice, civic engagement, immigration rights, and fair and equal data, among other crucial issues.
Accurate, detailed data on race and origin are necessary to enforce a broad array of civil rights protections, reveal disparate impacts of laws and policies, and ensure programs meet the needs of diverse communities. This fact sheet is a guide for responding to the 2020 Census race and origin questions.
Race & Origin Questions in Context: Understanding the 2020 Census
Accurate, detailed data on race and origin are necessary to enforce a broad array of civil rights protections, reveal disparate impacts of laws and policies, and ensure programs meet the needs of diverse communities. This brief provides background on the 2020 Census’ race and origin questions, including a discussion of proposed but rejected changes to the questions.
GCPI and the American Libraries Association created a resource guide for librarians to use in supporting a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census. Ensuring an accurate count of everyone in the 2020 Census is crucial for the appropriate distribution of federal funding and for reapportionment. Libraries can play an important role by answering questions about the census, providing access to internet-connected computers, helping to fight misinformation, and more.
This brief describes the operations that will be used to count people in rural areas. An accurate count of all rural residents is important for ensuring that rural Americans have access to the resources their communities need to thrive.
Why the Census Matters for Rural America: Defining, Understanding, and Investing in Rural Communities
Census data help determine which areas are considered rural, help us understand the characteristics of rural residents, and are used to allocate funding for programs that serve rural America. This brief, produced in partnership with The Census Project, explores some of the ways that the 2020 Census will be important for people in rural areas.
Citizenship Question Nonresponse: A Demographic Profile of People Who Do Not Answer the American Community Survey Citizenship Question
This report shares an analysis of data nonresponse to the citizenship question on the American Community Survey. Nonresponse rates vary by demographic group, but have been rising over time–showing an increased sensitivity to the question. It is expected that the nonresponse rate to the citizenship question on the 2020 Census will be even higher that the 6% nonresponse rate to the question on the ACS, and that the question will make the census more expensive and it’s results less accurate.
Ensuring a fair and accurate 2020 Census is crucial to our democracy and economy. We provide resources informing a broad range of American institutions, constituencies, and policymakers on 2020 Census operations, communities facing disproportionate risks, and the stake we all share in a complete count.
Two-generation approaches to poverty reduction & the Earned Income Tax Credit, InSight Fall 2015