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  • Census knowledge quiz

    How much do you know about the U.S. census?

    The U.S. census is a massive, complicated government project that aims to count every resident of the United States. Beginning in 1790, the census has occurred once every decade, and it's changed drastically over the years.

    Test your knowledge of the U.S. census by taking our 12-question quiz. The questions in this quiz come from our email mini-course that explores how and why the U.S. census is conducted in five short lessons delivered to your inbox.

    Take the quiz and share your results with us on Twitter @PewResearch.