Mapping the Political Ramifications of a Census Citizenship Question
Social Explorer has created a new interactive tool to illustrate the potential impact of a proposed a citizenship question can be added to the 2020 Census.
"The online tool uses population data from the 2010 Census and citizenship data from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey to demonstrate the way districts would need to be redrawn for Congress and State Legislatures," according to a post announcing the new tool. "Currently, all congressional districts are drawn based upon total population and are equal in size, but legislators in Texas, Arizona, Missouri and Nebraska would like to change that and use either the number of citizens or the number of eligible voters (called Citizens of Voting Age)."
Social Explorer released the new interactive tool the day before opening arguments in the Supreme Court case Department of Commerce v. New York.
Michael Wines provides follow up news coverage of the new interactive tool, with further analysis of the potential impact of the Supreme Court ruling, which is expected to be decided in June 2019.