Black Americans are roughly twice as likely as their white counterparts to express doubts about participating in the 2020 census, according to a survey .
A combined 26% of Black respondents said in the survey that they might not, probably would not, or definitely would not participate in the 2020 census. Twenty-one percent of Hispanics said the same, compared to 12% of white Americans. (The survey results may actually understate Americans’ skepticism: The kinds of people most likely to have doubts about answering the Census are probably also less likely to participate in surveys like this one.)
People who make less than $30,000 a year were also more likely than higher-earning Americans to express doubts about participating in the census.