William H. Frey

Frey says the digital platform of the 2020 Census might allow it to weather coronavirus and potential undercount

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"On Census Day, a scramble to replace mass rallies in a country under quarantine" - The Washington Post. 3/31/2020.

William Frey, a Brookings Institution demographer and a professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and Population Studies Center, said the fact that the count had planned for a largely digital operation might allow it to weather the coronavirus relatively well. "If this had happened 10 years ago it would be much worse," he said, adding that even with delays, there will still be time to complete the count if the country opens back up in May or June. "It's not the death knell for the census," he said.

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