Survey Finds Only 45 Percent Know That Census Data Guide Community Funding Decisions
U.S. Census Bureau
May 17, 2019
A 2018 Census Bureau survey found that knowing census data guides public funding decisions was the most important reason for replying to the census, but only 45% of respondents knew that the 2020 Census is used for this purpose. The 2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Study included focus groups with American Indians/Alaska Natives, rural communities, and other groups that may not have responded in sufficient numbers for valid statistics in a sample survey.
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