Fox analyst falsely claims that without a citizenship question on the census, the government won't know how to allocate resources

Fox analyst falsely claims that without a citizenship question on the census, the government won't know how to allocate resources

Government funding has been allocated for decades without a citizenship question on the census

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From the June 27 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Speaking of the Supreme Court, they're waiting until the last day for a bunch of decisions --

ANDREW NAPOLITANO (FOX NEWS SENIOR JUDICIAL ANALYST): Oh boy.

DOOCY: -- including the big one regarding the census.

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): And the significance is that means should we ask you is -- have a citizenship question, are you a citizen? Should that be a box to check on your census?

NAPOLITANO: Two significant aspects. Can the government ask? Must you answer? I think the Supreme Court is going to deal with both of those around 10 o'clock this morning.

KILMEADE: But why do we care? Why do we care?

NAPOLITANO: I think it's going to be very contentious. We care because if the question is on there and people answer it honestly and accurately, it will help the government understand where people live and how to allocate resources. If the question is not on there, the government will not know where people live and how to allocate resources.

LISA BOOTHE (GUEST CO-HOST): So yes or no, would this be controversial if it wasn't President Trump calling for this?

NAPOLITANO: I think it will be controversial either way because this hasn't been on the census form since the '50s.

DOOCY: For a while.

BOOTHE: It has before.

NAPOLITANO: Now when the census people come to my house and say how many toilets do you have and what's your education? Forget about it. I just tell them how many people live there.

Previously:

Fox guest says Trump using the census to increase the power of white Republicans is just "a load of irrelevant noise"

Steve Doocy suggests adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census will help its accuracy. Experts say the opposite.

Sunday shows completely ignore evidence Trump administration's citizenship census question was meant to benefit white Republicans

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