The real environment in which polls are conducted bears little resemblance to the idealized settings presented in textbooks.
Those who have not responded to the census so far are likely to be from groups the census previously has struggled to count accurately.
If unauthorized U.S. immigrants aren't counted, 3 states could each lose a seat they otherwise would have had and 3 others each could gain one.
The rise of internet polling makes it more feasible to publish estimates for Asian Americans. But these estimates offer a limited view.
Associate Director for International Research Methods Patrick Moynihan explored the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on survey research globally as part of an online conference hosted by the Centre for Social Research and Methods at Australian National University.
Our latest Methods 101 video explains the basics of machine learning and how it allows our researchers to analyze data on a large scale.
Our response to the pandemic has included the difficult decision to suspend much of our international survey work until further notice.
The COVID-19 pandemic sent many on the move to places other than their usual residence – and they may not know where or how to be counted.
Overall readiness to respond to the census has inched up since earlier this year, even as some key hard-to-count groups remain less enthusiastic than others.
The 2020 census began in Alaska in January, and the first numbers will be published by the end of the year.