Fact Sheets

FY 2018 U.S. Census Bureau Appropriations: Why Full Funding Matters
by the Census Project, March 2017

“In Order That They Might Rest Their Arguments on Facts”: The Vital Role of Government-Collected Data
by the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, March 2017

The American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution jointly published a paper arguing for the importance of government statistics, especially the American Community Survey and the decennial census.

Census Accuracy and the Undercount – Why It Matters; How’s it Measured
by Funders Census Initiative 2020

Five Steps for Reducing the High Net Undercount of Young Children in the 2020 Census
by Dr. William P. O’Hare, August 2016

Why We Need the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey
by the Census Project, March 2016

FY2017 U.S. Census Bureau Appropriations: Why Full Funding Matters
by the Census Project, February 2016

2020 Census Operational Plan Overview and Operational Areas
by the U.S. Census Bureau, Oct. 21, 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau prepared a presentation for the Census Project outlining the 2020 Census Operational Plan.

FY 2016 U.S. Census Bureau Appropriations: Why Full Funding Matters
by the Census Project, March 2015

Protect the 2020 Census: Oppose Amendment #3279 to H.R. 4660, FY 2015 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations
by the Census Project, June 18, 2014

As the House of Representatives considers the full Census Bureau budget, the Census Project has developed three fact sheets on the proposed cuts to the Census 2020 planning budget and possible House action on the American Community Survey.

Census Project Urges Congressional Leadership to Approve FY 2014 Obama Budget for Census Bureau; Calls on President Obama to Quickly Name New Census Director to Guide Bureau
a press release from the Census Project, April 22, 2013

ACS Benefits to the State of Iowa
by the Census Project, Jan. 29, 2013
Email Text to Senator Harkin’s Office

American Community Survey Benefits
Below are several short fact sheets produced by the Census Project for use by stakeholders. The fact sheets are designed to provide easy-to-read examples of the important uses of the American Community Survey.

Evolution of American Community Survey Questions
by Margo Anderson, June 11, 2012

As the FY 2013 Census Budget process continues in both the House and the Senate, the Census Project has prepared two Fact Sheets the first comparing the House and Senate Versions of the proposed budgets for next year along with a Talking Points Memo offering comments on both the bills and their accompanying report language.
by the Census Project, May 8, 2012

Talking Points on the Status of the American Community Survey
by the U.S. Census Bureau, March 2, 2012

Federal Statistics: Building Blocks for Smart Business Decisions
by the Census Project, Oct. 2011