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Listen to a Podcast: Good Numbers Make a Good Democracy: Kenneth Prewitt on the Census

Listen to a Podcast: Good Numbers Make a Good Democracy: Kenneth Prewitt on the Census
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It’s census season in the United States and some may be asking what exactly the census is, how it’s done, and why. On this episode, Dr. Patrick Spero talks with former Director of the United States Census Bureau Dr. Kenneth Prewitt about the history of the census, the various methods that census-takers use to count the population, and the challenges the census faces in this time of increasing political polarization.

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