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Protecting the 2020 Census

U.S. Census 2020 on American flag background

Credit: Maria Dryfhout

In 2020, the people of the U.S. will stand up and be counted, according to the provisions in the U.S. Constitution that stipulate a census may take place every decade. It's a tradition dating back to 1790, when the first national census was conducted.

This tradition is turning to a newer technique to stay secure in the 21st century.


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