The Census Question (Visual overview of importance of census for effective distribution of public funds)

Posted on June 3, 2019
Created by Reuters

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The U.S. Supreme Court shut down a plan by President Donald Trump’s administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The country-wide population count that takes place every ten years is an often overlooked linchpin of America’s democratic system. Its results determine how the federal government allocates almost $900 billion a year in federal spending. Even a 1% undercount can cost a state millions of dollars.

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