Census 2020 Shifted Away From Mail; Response Rate Plummeted

By Jim Haigh, Keep Me Posted

The first results of our nation’s latest population count were recently released, and with the slowest population growth in 90 years, will have far-reaching consequences for many aspects of American life. From Congressional representation and federal funding for local communities to allocations for emergency preparedness and business planning, the census will drive decision making on many fronts for the next decade. With so much at stake, was the shift away from paper-based data collection a wise move for Census 2020? Based on the less-than-robust response rate, the answer is a resounding no … (click to read more)