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San Diego Conversations Podcast: Despite A Pandemic, Initial Census Results May Be Better Than Expected

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Why the U.S. census is important and how the 2020 census has navigated a bumpy road, including kicking off during a pandemic. How did the census turn out, at least initially, for San Diego? This episode is an update of an earlier Community Conversation: “The Crucial Role of Census in a Pandemic Age.” Watch that conversation here: https://youtu.be/VAlRVYtK3WM www.kpbs.org/community-conversations

The census is a key, once-in-a-decade count of people living in the United States. The 2020 census had its share of challenges, from a proposed citizenship question to navigating COVID-19.

In the launch of “San Diego Conversations,” producer Andrew Bracken interviews census experts. Hear a preliminary assessment of how the count fared. And how the pandemic helped people understand the importance of the census.

This episode is an update of an earlier Community Conversation: “The Crucial Role of Census in a Pandemic Age.”