Examining the Census

March 19, 2010

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.

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

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