San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project

The first four of six San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project reports on consequences of adding the citizenship question and other barriers to a complete count are available below. They are based on research conducted for The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund.

San Joaquin Valley Latino Immigrants: Implications of Survey Findings for Census 2020 — Executive Summary

This executive summary provides highlights from the first of six reports on consequences of adding the citizenship question to Census 2020, with key findings from the project’s regionwide survey of and focus groups with first- and second-generation Latino immigrants.

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San Joaquin Valley Latino Immigrants: Implications of Survey Findings for Census 2020

This first of six reports on consequences of adding the citizenship question to Census 2020 presents key findings from the project’s regionwide survey of and focus groups with first- and second-generation Latino immigrants.


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A Cascade Model: How Latino Immigrants’ Lowered Response Will Lead to Differential Undercount in 2020 — Executive Summary

This executive summary provides an overview of the Cascade Model report, which describes how lowered response rates are likely to affect each stage in the census process of data collection and processing.


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A Cascade Model: How Latino Immigrants’ Lowered Response Will Lead to Differential Undercount in 2020

This report draws both on the research from the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project and on previous analysis and research. It describes how lowered response rates are likely to affect each stage in the census process of data collection and processing.

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Troubled Reflections: Summary of Themes and Implications for Census 2020

This summary looks at the seven themes that emerged from the answers to questions about willingness to answer census questions, and implications for census promotion strategy and messaging.

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Troubled Reflections: Latino Immigrants’ Thinking About Census 2020

This report focuses on answers to eight specific questions about willingness to answer census questions. The researchers explored how attitudes shape the decision-making of respondents and drive their evolving thinking about census participation.

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Census 2020: Counting the Hard to Count

This report looks at the likely level of Census 2020 participation by San Joaquin Valley residents, and integrates survey results from 174 non-Latino residents who were interviewed as part of the study.

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The San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project reports were researched by Census Research Advisor Edward Kissam and Research Project Advisor JoAnn Intili of the WKF Giving Fund, Survey Data and Operations Manager and Latino Focus Group Manager Cindy Quezada of Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative, Data Manager and Analyst Dr. Richard Mines, and Director of California Institute for Rural Studies Gail Wadsworth, who served as Project Director and Analyst of Qualitative Data. Interviews were conducted by Rafael Flores, Jorge San Juan, Morena Fuentes, Marco Antonio Fuentes, Rigoberto Garcia and Lilia Becerril.Edward Kissam was the lead author of both reports.

The San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project is made possible with support from Sierra Health Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Hellman Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The Grove Foundation, Werner-Kohnstamm Family Giving Fund, New Venture Fund, Sunlight Giving, Heising-Simons Foundation and The Libra Foundation.

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