The Digital Divide Promises to Skew Census Results

Dana Floberg
Feb 10, 2020 · 3 min read
Five women wearing purple t-shirts that read “Arlington Counts” stand arm-in-arm.
Attendees at an “Arlington Counts” event promoting the census in Arlington, Virginia. Flickr user Arlington County

When the digital divide keeps poor families and people of color offline, who counts?

2020 is going to be a big year for politics — and I don’t just mean the election.

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau tries to count every person in the country, and the data it collects is crucial. The results determine all sorts of political counts, including how…