A Decade Of Implications At Stake, Supreme Court Hears Census Citizenship Question Here we go, should the census have a citizenship question in it? I think it should. Now the Leftists argue that ~6.5mil people will not fill it out if this is the case for fear of deportation, etc. and as such those areas won't have accurate representation in Congress. IDC. If you're not a citizen then state so and deal with the consequences. Population counts from the 2020 census will determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets for the next decade. The data also guide the distribution of an estimated $880 billion a year in federal funding for schools, roads and other public services. Thoughts?