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Data can be a tool to help guide outreach and track progress toward an accurate count.
Volunteers help prepare bags of food to aid those in need during the coronavirus outbreak at the Arlington Food Assistance Center, on April 28, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
"How we show up for partners now will shape the future of our partnerships."
We lack high-quality, systematic data to tell us what the pandemic’s lasting effects will be on rural businesses, industries, and workers.
How do we balance conflicting needs for privacy and accuracy?
As candidates offer ideas, Urban's scholars apply data and analytics to deepen public understanding of their potential impacts.
Last summer, Urban researchers traveled to six communities across the US to host community conversations on disrupting food insecurity.
A new book by Urban’s communications team explains strategies to get research into the hands of people who can use it.
The Census Bureau found that the addition of a citizenship question to the census would have virtually no impact on self-response.
How should Latinx Americans identify their race on the 2020 Census? “White”? “Amerindian”? “Mixed”? “Other”?

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