New Report Explores Implications and Challenges of the Census 2020 Internet Option
A fully inclusive, balanced, and well-executed population count is critical to upholding the civil rights of every person in the United States. If new technology is deployed in
ways that overcome disparate internet and device access and strictly guard confidentiality, the 2020 Census—the next once-a-decade attempt to count everyone in the United States—could break new ground in efficacy, accuracy, and cost savings. “Counting Everyone in the Digital Age: The Implications of Technology Use in the 2020 Decennial Census for the Count of Disadvantaged Groups,” addresses how proposed Internet and automation technologies will affect 2020 Census enumeration for groups at risk of being undercounted. The report also includes actionable recommendations for Congress, the administration, and community leaders.