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2020 census test has critics counting concerns, not people

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

The success of the 2020 census could hinge on a single "dress rehearsal" in Rhode Island - and so far, many locals aren't impressed.
  
The census will be the first to include an online survey. The most populous county in Rhode Island is the only place where a full test is being run.
  
Community leaders in Providence County worry about a shortage of publicity around the test and its limited language outreach in an immigrant-heavy community.
  
Census Bureau officials say that the Rhode Island test is on track, and that they're focused on ensuring new technology it's using works, including a smartphone app and cloud computing.
  
Census officials say they have time to make any necessary changes.

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