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Aug 08, 2018

Child Trends responded to a request for comments by the Department of Commerce recommending that a question about citizenship status not be included on the 2020 Census. Additionally, Child Trends recommends that any new additions to the 2020 Census undergo thorough testing to understand the likely impacts on data quality and comparability.

These comments reflects our dedication to ensuring that the data we use to understand the status of children and families in the United States is of the highest quality and rigor. They follow a prior statement released in response to the decision to include a citizenship question as part of the 2020 Census. 

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