Census Figures Readjustment

Secretary Mosbacher spoke about potential adjustments in the 1990 U.S. Census count. A survey conducted by the Census Bureau found… read more

Secretary Mosbacher spoke about potential adjustments in the 1990 U.S. Census count. A survey conducted by the Census Bureau found that the 1990 Census may have been underestimated by as much as five million people. The census numbers are used to determine the allotment of federal funds to states as well as congressional seats for each state. Several states, including New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, are expected to lose seats according to the 1990 Census count, while the states of Texas, Florida, and California are expected to gain seats. However, an adjustment in the census count could change these determinations. Mr. Mosbacher spoke about the necessity of the census as a representational measure and the need for conclusiveness in deciding whether or not to alter the 1990 count. His final conclusion was to not alter the initial reports of the 1990 Census. He then answered questions regarding the accuracy of the counting procedures and the potential racial bias in the decision not to use the revised figures. close

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Census Figures Readjustment

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Program ID:
19162-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 15, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 21, 1991

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  • Jul 15, 1991 | 1:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 1991 | 4:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 15, 1991 | 11:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 16, 1991 | 5:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 21, 1991 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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