Did the last census overcount Asian Americans? It depends on where you look

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NPR article on Advancing Justice - AAJC's Findings of Potential Census Undercount of AANHPI Communities

new report is complicating an unusual finding from the U.S. Census Bureau's own report card on the accuracy of its 2020 head count of the country's population: a national overcount of Asian Americans.

The tallying of U.S. residents more than once at different addresses drives overcounting in census results, which — despite their flaws — are used to determine political representation, guide federal funding and inform policymaking and research across the United States.