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Easy as 1, 2, 3? Challenges of the 2020 Census and Implications for Political Science

D. Sunshine Hillygus, Department of Political Science, Duke University, USA, hillygus@duke.edu Jesse Lopez, Department of Political Science, Duke University, USA, jesse.lopez@duke.edu
 
Suggested Citation
D. Sunshine Hillygus and Jesse Lopez (2020), "Easy as 1, 2, 3? Challenges of the 2020 Census and Implications for Political Science", Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy: Vol. 1: No. 2, pp 289-317. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/113.00000007

Publication Date: 11 Jun 2020
© 2020 D.S. Hillygus and J. Lopez
 
Subjects
Democracy,  Electoral institutions,  Public opinion,  Information Systems and Industries:Government
 
Keywords
Censusredistrictingapportionment
 

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In this article:
Standards for Evaluating Data Quality in the Census
Overview of Census Process and Significant Design Changes
Threats to 2020
Why Should Political Scientists Care?
Conclusion
References

Abstract

The core political implications of the decennial census for American politics are well known — as the basis for reapportionment and redistricting — unfortunately, numerous challenges facing the 2020 enumeration, threatening the accuracy and utility of the data. In this paper, we outline key challenges to the 2020 Census, highlighting why political science should be interested not only in the outcomes of the decennial count but also in the process itself.

DOI:10.1561/113.00000007

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