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Why an Accurate Census Count in 2020 Matters

Nick Hart, Meron Yohannes / Blog November 21, 2018

The Census Bureau’s efforts to better use technology and web-based approaches for the decennial census are long overdue.

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Why the American Public Should Trust Key National Statistics

Nick Hart, G. William Hoagland / Blog August 10, 2018

U.S. statistical agencies provide the foundation for much of the evidence building and knowledge generation that occurs in science and policy analysis

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President’s Government Reform Plan Includes Evidence Proposals

Press Release / Press Release June 21, 2018

While further discussion and planning are needed on the consolidation proposal, the goal to better coordinate evidence-building activities is promising.

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White House Roundtable Highlights Challenges and Successes for Government Data Uses

Nick Hart / Blog May 25, 2018

BPC participated in a roundtable convened at the White House on May 23 to discuss how government can better use its data to support government operations.

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How Does Information Sharing Between DHS and Other Non-Enforcement Executive Agencies Work?

National Security / Blog April 17, 2018

Keeping in mind the strict limitations on how census data can be used, immigrants should feel secure in participating in the census and immigration advocates should work to encourage participation.

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What the Budget Deal Means for Evidence-Based Activities

Nick Hart, Tim Shaw / Blog February 8, 2018

The bipartisan budget deal reached in the Senate this week contains provisions that are a step forward for evidence-based policymaking.

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Looking Forward: The Future of U.S. Immigration

Lazaro Zamora / Blog November 2, 2015

As native-born population growth slows, immigration will continue to be a critical source of population growth which is necessary for a healthy economy.

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The Financial Implications of an Aging America

Henry Cisneros / Blog July 29, 2014

The graying of America will force our nation’s leaders to rethink policies in fields ranging from health care to public safety to transportation. For housing policymakers, a major challenge will be responding to the needs of the overwhelming majority of seniors who will seek to age in place in their own homes and communities. 

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A Remarkable Bump in Hispanic Homeownership

Mel Martinez / Blog January 9, 2014

According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the national homeownership rate now stands at 65.3 percent, slightly higher than the rate registered in the second quarter of 2013 but nearly four percentage points lower than the record…

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Why People Don’t Vote

Matthew Weil / Blog May 10, 2013

After every election, pundits and politicians, academics and regular citizens decry our country’s relatively low voter turnout rate and call for ways to improve participation. Today we have a better sense of why Americans don’t vote. The U.S. Census Bureau…

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