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Autonomy and Objectivity

The utility of official statistics is vastly enhanced if data users perceive and trust that these statistics have been produced without influence from private or partisan considerations. Hand-in-hand with this perception of autonomy is the enhancement to public trust that stems from understanding that additions, changes, and enhancements to official statistics are rooted in objective, professional statistical methodology and science. ICSP advances this goal through its work on new regulations based on the Evidence Act's codification of Statistical Policy Directive 1, the "trust directive."