Most people know by now that the country is beginning its national head-count, known as the census. The word “census” comes from Latin, and the head-count idea dates back to the Roman Empire. These days, every ten years, questionnaires show up in mailboxes in order to help provide a statistical picture of the country. KRCC’s Kate Jonuska takes a look at the history, politics, and present state of the census.

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Click below to hear the full conversation about the census with Colorado College Political Science Professors Andrew Dunham and Bob Loevy (about 50 minutes).

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For more information regarding the 2010 Census, the government’s website is here.

 

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