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Determining the Fate of American Business for the Next Decade: Insights Association Testifies in Congress About 2020 Census

USA: As discussed in a recent Congressional hearing, “the trickle-down impact of an inaccurate 2020 Census would restrain or ruin American businesses for a whole decade.”

The Joint Economic Committee convened a hearing focused on “The Economic Impacts of the 2020 Census and Business Uses of Federal Data” on May 22, 2019. Howard Fienberg, the Insights Association’s VP Advocacy, testified at the hearing.

“Research studies in the U.S. require the most accurate decennial data in order to produce statistically representative samples of the U.S. population, or segments thereof,” explained Fienberg. “Even the most essential Federal government surveys, like the American Community Survey (or ACS, formerly known as the census “long form”), are built on decennial census data.” He emphasized that, “the trickle-down impact of an inaccurate 2020 Census would restrain or ruin American businesses for a whole decade.”

To read the complete article on the hearing go to Insights Association 

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