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10 Questions That Count

Every 10 years the country "counts heads" and uses those numbers to determine everything from election districts to funding levels. Join the Brian Lehrer Show as we make sure our listeners count, from in-depth explanations of the census process to stories and visualizations of who we are and how we live in 2010. And, there's lots more at the 10 Questions home page!

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Monmouth County, New Jersey

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

Tell us about change that matters in your community. Here are some possible questions to answer. Add your story to the comments below!

How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

What's an untold story of change in your community that needs to be told? 

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Morris County, New Jersey

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

Tell us about change that matters in your community. Here are some possible questions to answer. Add your story to the comments below!

How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

What's an untold story of change in your community that needs to be told? 

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Census: An 11th Question

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The official 2010 Census form asks 10 questions and we've been asking listeners to send us what the 11th Question should be to learn even more about their neighbors. 

Randy in Croton-on-Hudson suggests: Taking into account all information you know, what would be your most desirable place to live in the USA?  So, let's answer his question -- where would you like to live? Let us know!

→ Check out The Brian Lehrer Show's census project 10 Questions That Count.

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10 Questions That Count: Pop Quiz #3

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Throughout our Census coverage, we're posting quizzes every two weeks to test your demographic knowledge. Brian Lehrer Show Census Project Editor Valerie Lapinski talks about the third quiz, and reveals the answers to quiz #2.

New Quiz Posted Today! Take it here. Missed the old quizzes? ...

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10 Questions That Count: Polish New York

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, reporter for Feet in Two Worlds and for Nowy Dzienik/The Polish Daily News, talks about the changing demographics of Polish immigrants.


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Census Quizzes - Test Your Demographic Knowledge!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Throughout the 10 Questions that Count Census project, we're going to be posting quizzes every other week to test your demographic knowledge. The latest quiz will always live on the 10 Questions home page, but if you missed one, you can take it here (expand this post). Good luck!

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Census: Name, Number, Sex, Age

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Questions 4-7 on the U.S. Census ask you for your telephone number, name, age, sex, and birth date. Some are reluctant to give up this information. D'Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center, explains what they actually use that information for and what the answers to those ...

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Open Phones: Your 11th Question

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Census form is asking 10 Questions this year, but the real story of who we are is much more complex. So, what one extra question would you like to ask everyone in America?

Submit your 11th question ideas at the 10 Questions that Count home ...

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Census: The 10 Questions

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Assistant Regional Census Manager Allison Cenac walks listeners through the 2010 Census form, question by question.

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Five Census Myths (Part 5)

Friday, March 05, 2010

William Frey, PhD, demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, shares a new common myth about the US Census each day this week.

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Five Census Myths (Part 4)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Continuing our look at common myths of the US Census, demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution William Frey shares myth number four today.

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Five Census Myths (Part 3)

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Continuing our look at common myths of the US Census, demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution William Frey shares myth number three today.

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Five Census Myths (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

With the U.S. Census approaching, we clear up some common myths about the count. Demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, William Frey, shares a myth about the U.S. Census each day this week.

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5 Census Myths (Part 1)

Monday, March 01, 2010

The U.S. Census is coming, and it's time to clear up some common myths about the count. Demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, William Frey shares a new myth about the U.S. Census each day this week.

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Why the Census Divides Us

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Why is the census such a politically contentious endeavor? Amy Sullivan, contributing writer for Time magazine answers that question.

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Selling the Census

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The 2010 Census is coming, and the government wants you to know about it. New York Times advertising columnist Stuart Elliot discusses the media blitz - and the large amounts of funding - that drives census awareness.

Snapshot of America: The Census Ad Campaign (See ...

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10 Questions that Count: Alaska First

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Throughout the year, the Brian Lehrer Show will be covering the 2010 census and what it means for the New York region. Valerie Lapinski, the BL Show's census editor, is in Alaska where polling begins ahead of the rest of the country. She checks in from Sitka to discuss the ...

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