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Definition of Census

Census

  1. A numbering of the people, and valuation of their estate, for the purpose of imposing taxes, etc.; -- usually made once in five years.
  2. An official registration of the number of the people, the value of their estates, and other general statistics of a country.

Census Quotations

America's demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census - but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America's diverse mosaic.
Christine Pelosi

According to the U.S. Census, the most common reason people give for not voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting work or school schedules.
Jeff Miller

The reason the government sells the census as your ticket to getting goodies - rather than as your civic duty - is that distributing goodies is now all the government does.
Tom G. Palmer

I'd love to thwart the Census form, but I want a constitutional basis for doing it - and here's the tricky thing. I think even constitutional purists would tell you that just because something isn't in the Constitution does not mean the government cannot do it.
Mark Davis

If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that's how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps.
Michele Bachmann
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Census Translations

census in French is recensement
census in Italian is censimento
census in Spanish is censo
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