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Why Count the Population?

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Which of the following explains why the government attempts to count all of its citizens every ten years?

A

State governments require participation.

B

Data collected by the census helps the government determine how to spend billions of dollars in federal programs.

C

Changes in the U.S. population affect political party membership.

D

Census data helps to assess whether the poor's resources are insufficient to obtain basic necessities.

E

Census data is crucial for policy makers to generate new ideas.