Census Bureau Launches Experiment To Gauge Public Reaction To Citizenship Question

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The wait continues on the Supreme Court ruling on whether the Trump administration is authorized to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But on Thursday, the Census Bureau began an experimental census to gauge public reaction if a citizenship question were added. Nearly half a million households were randomly selected to participate in the test — half will include the question, and half won't.

NPR national desk correspondent Hansi Lo Wang (@hansilowang) and Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer), professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst, join Here & Now's Robin Young with the latest.

This segment aired on June 13, 2019.


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