The Insights Association has joined with the American Statistical Association and a number of other groups in an initiative called "Count on Stats," aiming to distinguish federal statistics as absolutely essential to the functions of our economy, society, and democracy.

"General distrust in the federal government and high-level attacks against government data, specifically, pose a threat to the federal statistical system that generates data informing decision makers from Wall Street to Main Street to the halls of Congress and beyond. Without federal agencies’ data collection and analysis, we would not have key insights into public health, economic trends, community issues, public safety, the environment, or countless other facets that are vital to our society."

Follow the campaign on Twitter.