Local census takers are implementing more measures to ensure that difficult to count populations are counted.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – With increased worries about some populations not being counted, U.S. Census Bureau workers are taking additional steps to reach those populations that are deemed hard to count. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, additional resources are being used to count minority, immigrant, and young populations to help prevent an undercount.
Kay Jain, a census specialist working in immigrant communities, is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “There is a fear of government in people… I tell them that there are no questions on the form about residency, immigration status or Social Security numbers.”
As noted in the report, an undercount may result in limited resources for federal government programs. Over $400 billion is provided by the federal government based on the data annually.
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