NPR

Run-Up To Census 2020 Raises Concerns Over Security And Politics

Results from the U.S. Census in 2020 could remake the political map. Some census experts say the stakes for the upcoming national headcount are higher than normal.

Updated 10:30 p.m. ET

About three years from now, the U.S. government is going to start asking some personal questions. The possible topics of those questions were released on Tuesday as part of the run-up to the 2020 Census, the national head count of every resident in the U.S. required by the Constitution every 10 years.

There are no surprises in the topics for 2020 — age, gender, race and ethnicity, relationships to other people in a household, plus whether a

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR2 min readSociety
Thousands Of ISIS Fighters Must Be Tried Or Let Go, U.N. Rights Chief Says
Also, the family members of suspected fighters "should be repatriated, unless they are to be prosecuted for crimes" according to international standards, Michelle Bachelet said.
NPR4 min readPolitics
What Are Iran's Options In The Standoff With The U.S.?
Iran shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. launched a cyberattack and put new sanctions on Iran. Here is a look at the deepening crisis from Iran's standpoint.
NPR4 min readPolitics
8 Political Questions Ahead Of The 1st Democratic Debates
Twenty candidates will take the stage over two nights in Miami this week. With front-runner Joe Biden under pressure, can another candidate, like Elizabeth Warren, make the most of the opportunity?