Census Bureau

Why Controversy Has Often Loomed Large in the History of the U.S. Census

Angelo Franco

Experts were quick to criticize this strategy, noting that the drawing of districts based on voting-age citizens would be advantageous to Republicans and non-Hispanic whites. This is a conclusion that the GOP’s own master strategist Thomas Hofeller arrived at during his 2015 study of gerrymandering which, in a bonkers turn of events, we only know about because his estranged daughter found thumb drives with her father’s work after he died and provided them to Common Cause, which challenged he citizenship question in federal court citing Hofeller’s own study.

New Data Reveals Poverty Levels in the U.S.

Kat Aaron

 From New America Media and Investigative Reporting Workshop:  New numbers released Monday (Nov. 7, 2011) by the U.S. Census Bureau paint a fresh and complex picture of poverty in America. For the first time, the figures count the impact of benefits like food stamps, tax credits and housing assistance. The data also reflects not only income but spending, factoring in medical expenses and child-care costs.


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