Ted Landsmark in News@Northeastern: How can the US ensure an accurate 2020 census without going door to door?
by Molly Callahan, Global Resilience Institute
Every 10 years, the United States government sets out to count every single person living in the country—something it’s been doing since 1790. The information is used to determine how critical resources, including congressional representation and hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, are allocated. This year poses a particular challenge for federal officials, though: How do you count people during a pandemic?