Distrust of the government’s intentions toward noncitizens may be hard to overcome, research suggests, and political developments have increased levels of distrust.
The Justice Department’s request to ask people about citizenship status in the 2020 census would keep Latinos and other ethnic minorities from being counted, critics say.
Census officials, scrapping mail-in forms for an online count, need money and the public’s trust to get an accurate head count. They’re short of both.
Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation.