Fact Sheets/Reports

Why a Fair and Accurate Census Matters to Thriving Private and Public Sectors
by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and Georgetown’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, July 2018

A Census Undercount Could Damage People’s Health Care
by Families USA, July 2018

Administrative Record on Commerce Secretary’s Decision to Add a Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
by The Census Project, June 2018

2018 Census E2E Test Issue Brief #1

by the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, June 1, 2018

by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Jan. 1, 2018

2020 Census Faces Challenges in Rural America
by William O’Hare/University of New Hampshire, Dec. 18, 2017

How You Can Help the 2020 Census in Your State
by the National Conference of State Legislatures, December 2017

This one-page fact sheet was prepared by Jeff Wice, chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ census and elections committee, for use by elected officials to help their 2020 Census efforts.

An Accurate Census is Essential for a Strong America
by Council for a Strong America, Nov. 9, 2017

Counting All Californians in the 2020 Census
by Dr. William P. O’Hare, November 2017

Everyone Counts: How 2020 Census Data Matter to Your Bottom Line
October 2017

The National Association of Counties produced a report on the uses of 2020 Census data, especially for local governments.

The Count Starts Now: Taking Action to Avoid a Census 2020 Crisis
October 2017

The New York Counts full count committee released a white paper on the 2020 census, hard-count-communities, LUCA, districting and other census topics. The paper was designed to help New Yorkers understand the importance of the 2020 census and to begin working now to encourage local governments to participate in the LUCA program and to begin the ramp up to a full and complete census count in 2020.

Fact sheet and tables on Latinos in the 2020 Census
by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Aug. 22, 2017

Fact sheet and tables on Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the 2020 Census
by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Aug. 22, 2017

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