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Stats + Stories: The 2020 Census: A Bellwether for the Future

Robert Santos is vice president & chief methodologist at the Urban Institute as well as President-Elect of American Statistical Association.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

For the last several years the US Census Bureau has been gearing up for its count of the American population. Researchers have been working out sampling strategies as well as what types of questions Americans will be asked. One of the concerns going into the 2020 Census is the possibility of miscounts, which could impact everything from representation in Congress, to federal funding for a variety of projects. Assessing the miscount risk is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelist John Bailer, Chair of Miami’s Statistics Department. Their guest is Rob Santos, the Vice President and Chief Methodologist at the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization focused on issues of public policy. Recently released is a report assessing possible miscounts in the 2020 Census, and Santos is one of the report’s authors. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.    

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