Latest Censuses News

Idaho, 6 other states report highest census response rate

Oct. 1, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that Idaho is among six other states and Puerto Rico with the highest overall census response rate. As of Tuesday, 99.9% of households in Idaho have been counted, The Lewiston Tribune reported. Among the responses, 69.1% responded online, by mail...

FILE - This July 30, 2019 file photo shows an update information of Facebook application on a mobile phone displayed at a store in Chicago.   Facebook, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, says it’s banning any ads that seek to question the validity of an election, including those claiming widespread voter fraud, in its latest move to crack down ahead of the U.S. presidential election.   (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

Facebook tightens political ad bans as US election nears

Oct. 1, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just over a month to go before Americans head en masse to the polls in an extraordinarily contentious election, Facebook is expanding restrictions on political advertising, including new bans on messages claiming widespread voter fraud. New prohibitions laid out in a blog post come...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, a sign promoting Native American participation in the U.S. census is displayed as Selena Rides Horse enters information into her phone on behalf of a member of the Crow Indian Tribe in Lodge Grass, Montana. A complete count of Montana’s households could come with a big reward: a second seat in Congress and millions of federal dollars annually. But the 2020 census deadline remains in flux, making it uncertain if census takers will finish counting the vast, rural state. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Montana presses to finish census, eyeing 2nd House seat

Sep. 30, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A complete count of Montana’s households could come with a big reward — a second seat in Congress and millions of federal dollars annually. But the 2020 census deadline remains in flux, making it uncertain if census takers will finish counting the vast, rural state....

Activist Lauri Dawn Kindness, right, speaks at the Crow Indian Reservation, in Lodge Grass, Mont. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, as Lodge Grass Mayor Quincy Dabney records her for a social media campaign to increase Native American participation in the U.S. census. Kindness and other activists with Western Native Voice are trying to prevent an undercount of the tribe that could result in less federal funding. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Census takers: We're being told to finish early, cut corners

Sep. 30, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

As a federal judge considers whether the Trump administration violated her order for the 2020 census to continue through October by setting an Oct. 5 end date, her court has been flooded with messages from census takers who say they are being asked to cut corners and finish their work early. Josh Harkin, a census...

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, census worker Ken Leonard wears a mask as he mans a U.S. Census walk-up counting site set up for Hunt County in Greenville, Texas, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Judge says ending 2020 census on Oct. 5 may violate order

Sep. 29, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

A federal judge on Tuesday said a revised Oct. 5 date the U.S. Commerce Department picked to end the 2020 census may violate an order she issued last week that cleared the way for the head count of every U.S. resident to continue through the end of October. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh suggested she would be open...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 29, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

(Terre Haute) Tribune-Star. September 25, 2020 Key election date looms for voters to register It would seem that Wabash Valley residents are anxious to cast their votes in an election that could reshape the future of local cities and counties, the state of Indiana and the nation. They cannot do that, though,...

Commerce secretary says 2020 U.S. census will end Oct. 5, despite judge ordering it to continue to end of October

Sep. 29, 2020 4:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Commerce secretary says 2020 U.S. census will end Oct. 5, despite judge ordering it to continue to end of October.
FILE - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit.  The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

Sep. 29, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite a federal judge's ruling last week allowing the head count of every U.S. resident to continue through the end of October, according to a tweet posted by the Census Bureau on Monday. The tweet said the...

FILE - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit.  The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

Sep. 25, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at month's end and suspended a year-end deadline for delivering the numbers needed to decide how many seats each state gets in Congress. The preliminary injunction granted by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in California late...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 24, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Census Bureau needs more time, and Congress must act fast to make sure everyone gets counted The Philadelphia Inquirer Sept. 23 A pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, and the toxic politics of a...