First in Future: Rebecca Tippett and Stacey Carless on the US Census

Summary: So far this year only a little over half of NC households have self-responded to the Census, and we lag behind other states and behind where we were this time last Census. The idea of the Census was to count every person living in the United States, and every decade since 1790. This is a Census year, but COVID-19 is making it tough to get accurate numbers.
Our First in Future guests on this episode want to talk to you about that, and they are Rebecca Tippett, founding director of Carolina Demography, part of the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill (and chair of the NC Counts Coalition), and Stacey Carless, an attorney and Executive Director of the NC Counts Coalition.

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