An expert weighs in on controversy over putting citizenship question on 2020 census.
Stateside's conversation with Matinga Ragatz.
Very early in the Trump administration, top officials talked about resurrecting something that hadn't been done since 1950: putting a question on the census form asking "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" That policy idea turned into reality, triggering a flurry of lawsuits. This past Tuesday, a federal judge struck down the citizenship question.
Barbara Anderson is the former chair of the U.S. Census Scientific Advisory Committee and a professor at the University of Michigan. She joins us to discuss why many people at the Census Bureau opposed including the question, and what effect it has had on public perception of the census.