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Census 2020: What’s at Stake, and Why Now is the Time to Care

With a dramatically reduced budget, a new system for categorizing race, an unprecedented proposal to count only American citizens, and a move to all-digital implementation (that’s right, no more knocks on the door), the plan for the 2020 Census has many policymakers and close observers deeply concerned. Changes like these, combined with the charged political climate around immigrants and race, could ultimately result in a deeply flawed count. Who stands to be left out, and what is the potential impact on our democracy?

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Audio/Video: Demographics

Have we come to the end of the American project as the founders intended it? Join social scientist Charles Murray, who... See more
When planning for the future of a city, where does culture fit alongside other prospective infrastructure needs? What... See more
One of the country’s foremost demographers, Nicholas Eberstadt studies the astonishing growth of entitlement spending... See more
Lawrence Summers is optimistic about the country’s future, crediting beyond our economic position the strength of our... See more
A look at the social, economic, and cultural issues that will help decide the 2012 election, from faith and race to... See more
Robert D. Putnam, Award-winning author of Bowling Alone talks about the role of poverty and inequality in America and... See more