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Census Response Rates Ignore Critical Factor in Reporting

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Over 160,000 New Mexico Households Not Yet Invited to Participate in Census.

SANTA FE — The suspension of field operations by the U.S. Census Bureau in response to Covid-19 has left nearly 18 percent of New Mexico without the ability to easily participate in the 2020 Census. This has resulted in artificially lower-than-average response rates and poses yet another burden for our state to overcome for a complete count in the decennial effort.

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