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
A 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.