Debunking myths of the census: Eathington

January 6, 2020

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was interviewed for a Jan. 4 Ames Tribune story, "Debunking myths and understanding the importance of the Census, a tall task for city and county officials."

Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist of economics at Iowa State University, said that an accurate Census population count is vital to the next decade of redistricting efforts.

“You really want an accurate count so that you can create districts with representation that is hopefully equal to the population,” said Eathington. “We really need that data for the lower level redistricting efforts, whether it’s state legislatures or school districts and wards at the local level.”


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