Alaska ranks last in phone, mail, online census responses


September 10, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska ranks last in U.S. Census responses that do not involve census takers making personal visits, including phone, mail or online participation, officials said.

The state has the lowest level of “self-response” so far during the 2020 Census, Alaska Public Media reported.

It had a rate of 49.5% by computer, phone or mail as of Sept. 1, while the national rate of self-response is 63%, census officials said.

Alaska’s overall response rate remains about 5% lower than in 2010.

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