Citizenship Question Planned For Census; Statehouse Update

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The government plans to include this question in the 2020 U.S. Census: Are you a U.S. Citizen? It's the same question asked by the census bureau's much smaller American Community Survey.  Proponents say it makes sense to ask. Critics say it's politically motivated and could prompt immigrants to skip the census, leading to an undercount and fallout for communities in which they live. Why is the question needed? Why now? Federal law protects your census information for 72 years, but is it understandable to fear it would be shared with other government agencies, such as immigration?   Later, just three weeks before Ohio's gubernatorial primary, we'll cover everything from dark money to the rise of a dark horse Democrat.

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U.S. Census Bureau web site


Emily Campbell, Associate Director, The Center for Community Solutions  
Deirdre Mageean, Professor of Urban Studies, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, CSU  
Tom Sutton, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Baldwin Wallace University 
Mike Gonzalez, Senior Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, Davis Institute for International Studies 

Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief 

Ohio Channel On-Demand Video


Photo: US Census Bureau Report
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Citizenship Question Planned For 2020 Census Raises Concerns

Apr. 17, 2018

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