The government spends years preparing to take the census every decade. So how are we doing thus far, especially considering we’re in the middle of a pandemic?
The U.S. Census Bureau has suspended sending people to homes to follow up on the Census, for obvious reasons, but a lot of people are answering the Census online. As of last week, the national response rate is 49.1%.
Click THIS LINK to look up how your state is doing with their returns. Here’s what Oregon looks like:
If you haven’t submitted your Census questionnaire yet, be sure to do so. You can go online HERE to fill it out; no need to wait for a letter.
Need a reason why you should return the Census? Read this: Why is the Census Important? (Hint: It has to do with who your U.S. Representative is…)
You may have heard in the news recently that the Trump administration was asking Congress to pass a law to change the deadlines as to when the federal government has to turn over Census data to the states in order to start the once-a-decade redistricting process. You can read more about why they are asking for the delays here: Trump Officials Ask To Delay Census Data For Voting Districts, House Seats
Thank you for taking the Census!
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