Problems in Providence and Citizenship Op-Ed

The field test of new census counting methods for the 2020 Census is now underway in Providence, Rhode Island for about 250,000 households. According to the Census Bureau timetable the door-to-door enumeration (non-response follow-up) begins in early May as initial online, mail and phone responses are completed.

But, according to the first two on-the-ground news articles about the field test, problems have already developed.

On another topic, two former secretaries of Commerce, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, have written an op-ed opposing the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.