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Census Methods And Politics

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Census Methods And Politics

Census Methods And Politics

Census Methods And Politics

Only Available in Archive Formats.

—NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the importance to both Democrats and Republicans of the method the Census Bureau will use to conduct the next population count in the Year 2000. Census figures are used to redraw Congressional districts and for distribution of federal funds to states and cities. Democrats favor the use of statistical sampling to determine an accurate count of the nation's population because, they say, the old method undercounts minorities. Republicans say that statistical sampling is subject to manipulation.