The U.S. Census Bureau may soon start sending emails and text messages to close to 14 million people for a new government survey asking how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the country.


Over the next three months, you may see emails from an unusual source — the U.S. Census Bureau.

While the federal government’s largest statistical agency scrambles to salvage the constitutionally mandated 2020 census, it’s also rolling out a $1.2 million experiment called the “Household Pulse Survey” to try to measure how the coronavirus pandemic is upending life for households in the U.S.


Source: WBUR