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Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on 2020 Census

As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), which together represent over 3,000 population scientists (i.e. demographers, economists, and sociologists), in the private, public, and academic sectors, we are disheartened by...

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Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on 2020 Census

October 14, 2020 -- As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), which together represent over 3,000 population scientists (i.e. demographers, economists, and sociologists), in the private, public, and academic sectors, we are...

statement on 2020 Census SCOTUS decision 10-14-20.pdf

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PAA Urges U.S. Commerce Secretary to Protect Census Data Confidentiality

December 12, 2018 We are writing to you as representatives of organizations whose members include census data users from the public, private, and academic sectors to communicate our interest in protecting census data confidentiality. As you know, internal Department of Justice (DoJ)...

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Letter to Sec. Ross on Census Bureau Political Appointees

The presidents of PAA, American Statistical Association, and Association of Population have sent the US Department of Commerce Secretary Ross the following letter about the concerns regarding the recent installation of political appointees in the Office of the Director at the U.S. Census Bureau....

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Letter to Sec. Ross on Census Bureau Political Appointees

We send Secretary Ross the attached letter on behalf of the presidents of the Population Association of America, American Statistical Association, and Association of Population Centers. Thank you for considering our views, and the request to discuss further, our concerns regarding the recent...

Ross_SeptemberPAA_ASA FINAL 9-20.pdf

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The Saga of the 2020 Census Extension: What Happened, and Where Are We Now?

There has been a dizzying amount of information about the 2020 Census in the news lately--new political appointees at the Census Bureau, a presidential memorandum excluding undocumented immigrants from apportionment, changes to key field operations, and contradictory Administration positions on...

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Statement on 2020 Census and NRFU

As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), we strongly oppose the Administration’s ill-conceived decision to abandon a proposed extension of the 2020 Census statutory deadlines and to curtail the decennial count’s crucial Non...

PAA APC statement on 2020 Census extension and NRFU 8-20.pdf

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Statement on 2020 Census and NRFU

August 2020 -- As the presidents of the Population Association of America (PAA) and the Association of Population Centers (APC), we strongly oppose the Administration’s ill-conceived decision to abandon a proposed extension of the 2020 Census statutory deadlines and to curtail the decennial...

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Statement Opposing Presidential Memorandum on Representation of Undocumented Immigrants in Census

As the presidents of the Population Association of America and the Association of Population Centers, we strongly oppose President Trump’s recent Presidential Memorandum that would exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment count. The memorandum is not only an attempt to discourage...

PAA APC statement on Immigration and Census EO 7-20.pdf

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Statement on Recent Appointments to the U.S. Census Bureau

Population scientists, such as demographers, sociologists, economists, in the public, private, and academic sectors rely on decennial census data to conduct an array of scientific and applied research and research training activities. Despite their diverse research expertise, population...

PAA-APC-statement-on-census-appointments-6-20-1.pdf

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