The year 2010 is the year that the census will be taken – a count of all the people in America. A study by the Pew Research Center finds that nearly a third of young people (age 18-29) have not heard of the U.S. Census and don’t know what it does; other groups are similarly uninformed. Some are mistrustful; there are blog posts warning about the dangers of responding to Census takers.
The Census will be used to allocation congressional seats, and to award billions of dollars in federal and state aid. Learn more from the 5 minute video.