"The Census Bureau received 147,831 documents with comments" on this summer's Federal Register Notice, according to an analysis posted today on Regulations.gov.
As highlighted by National Public Radio (NPR) reporter Hansi Lo Wang, nearly 138,000 of those comments were about the proposed question on citizenship, and about 99 percent of such comments were opposed.
The Insights Association was one of these many commenters this summer opposed to the addition of a citizenship question because "without appropriate testing," it "introduces unknown accuracy risks due to the potential that it will deter legal or illegal immigrants from responding."
The count of documents doesn't even include all the individuals and groups that signed onto petitions that were submitted.
A Georgetown University study last year further indicated that the citizenship question would "likely" drive up "the costs and compromise the accuracy of the 2020 Census by increasing nonresponse."