The New York Times and Salon have reported that many states, as well as the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL), have expressed concern over the accuracy of census data that results from the use of the new privacy algorithm developed by the Census Bureau to protect individuals privacy.
The Census Bureau Counts the Population by collecting information from all households, including those residing in a group or unique living arrangements. The Census Bureau wants to make it easy for people to respond anytime and anywhere.
Khyla D. Craine was kind enough to share her expertise in this Question and Answer segment, moderated by Leslie Kamil.
Census 2020 begins in about a month. And that’s a big deal! Ensuring an accurate count of Michiganders is important because roughly $30 billion in federal funding for public safety, schools, housing, health care, and more, as well as one congressional seat, are at stake for Michigan.