Conducted once every ten years, the United States Census tries to get a count of everybody living in the country. Among other things, this information is used to identify demographic trends, divide up political representation, and determine how resources are allocated throughout the country.
But this year's Census count has faced a unique set of challenges. The coronavirus pandemic, distrust of the government, and heated political battles have made this year's Census an especially difficult process.
NPR national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang joins the show to explain the potential economic effects of this year's Census.
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