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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:20 AM

3. Excellent.

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I appreciate the fact check.

Did a little more digging and found this fact check from NPR:


FACT CHECK: Has Citizenship Been A Standard Census Question?

March 27, 2018 8:02 PM ET
Tamara Keith

After a controversial decision by the Department of Commerce to add a question about U.S. citizenship to the 2020 census, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the move as nothing out of the ordinary.

The claim
"This is a question that's been included in every census since 1965," Sanders said Tuesday, "with the exception of 2010, when it was removed."

The short answer
This statement is inaccurate, incomplete and misleading. A quick history of the decennial survey makes that clear.


But if the 2020 census form does ultimately ask about citizenship status, it will be the first time the question will be asked of all U.S. households since 1950.

More at link.

If the NPR article is correct, Reuters should have included the "be asked of all U.S. households" qualifier in their statement.

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