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California’s Census Response Is Strong, but Concerns Remain September 30 2020 California’s Census 2020 response rate is currently ahead of the rest of the country. Still, a number of challenges—including uncertainty as to the census deadline for completing field work—could put a complete count at risk.
Shorter Timeline Threatens Census Count August 11 2020 As the in-person follow-up phase of Census 2020 gets underway, COVID-19 and an earlier-than-expected deadline pose challenges for ensuring a complete count.
Census Responses Lagging during COVID-19 June 11 2020 California’s self-response rate so far on the 2020 Census is lower than ten years ago, but it is slightly higher than for the nation as a whole.
Counting Californians and Holding Elections in a Pandemic April 1 2020 For Census Day, we talked to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla about challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brings to counting Californians for Census 2020 as well as to holding elections in November.
Motivating Californians to Fill Out the 2020 Census July 24 2019 New US Census Bureau research shows that awareness of the potential community benefits, and other factors, can improve participation in the upcoming census.