I’m Robert Santos, President-Elect of the American Statistical Association, census expert, proud Texan, ＆ Chief Methodologist at the Urban Institute. I’m here with a few friends to tell you why the 2020 Census matters (a lot) ＆ to answer all your ...
With help from his super smart friends, Robert Santos, President-Elect of the American Statistical Association, internationally recognized expert in the census, and Chief Methodologist at the Urban Institute, answers all your questions about why the 2020 census is so important.
So, what’s the census anyway? It’s when the federal government counts every resident in the US every ten years (Yep, every last one). Who should care about the census? Um, everyone. Why should everyone care so much? For sooooo many reasons. It’s required by Constitution, for starters! It sends BILLIONS of $$$ around the country, too (Yup, you read that right. Billions of dollars…). And if that’s not enough, the census determines how many seats your state gets in the House of Representatives. OMG!
Ask Robert and his friends listed below all your questions about the 2020 Census so we can talk about why it’s such a big deal (answers initialed by experts). And then continue the convo by requesting to join the CountOnStats LinkedIn group and by following @CountOnStats on twitter…
- Tom Louis, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
- Mark Mather, Associate Vice President, Population Reference Bureau
- William O’Hare, Demographer and Advisor, Annie E. Casey Foundation Count all Kids 2020 Census Committee
2020 Census resources: https://2020census.gov/en
3:30pm UPDATE: Hey Reddit, thanks for all your questions today! We've got just a few more minutes left today to geek out on the census, but we'll be watching this thread closely and will return to answer pressing questions!
11/15/19 3:55pm eastern time UPDATE: Hey Reddit, we're signing off for now, but we'll be monitoring this thread to answer pressing questions. Thanks for the questions!