COSSA Releases Statement Opposing Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

On March 27, 2018, the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), of which NCFR is a member, released a statement opposing the decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to include a question regarding citizenship in the 2020 Decennial Census. 

COSSA is concerned that asking respondents to identify their citizenship could potentially deter members of immigrant communities from completing the survey accurately, or at all. This potential undercount would affect the accuracy and integrity of the Census data.

Please read the full summary from COSSA, which includes background information on this issue.