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Sign encouraging participation in the US Census in Somerville, Massachusetts.

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Hard Numbers: US Census bungle, US election workers afraid, Sweden ups defense spending, Oz beefs up army

18.8 million: The 2020 US Census reportedly miscounted a whopping 18.8 million people. The miscount underrepresented people of color while overcounting whites. This raises questions about the Census numbers’ validity as a basis for reallocating congressional and state Electoral College votes.

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China's 7 million census-takers start counting world's largest population

November 02, 2020 5:00 AM

SHANGHAI • Millions of census-takers began knocking on doors across China yesterday for a once-a-decade head count of the world's largest population that for the first time will use mobile apps to help crunch the massive numbers.

China starts once-a-decade census of world's largest population

November 01, 2020 2:35 PM

Millions of census-takers began knocking on doors across China on Sunday (Nov 1).

Tokyo gets more crowded as Japan hollows out

July 10, 2019 8:28 PM

TOKYO - The number of Japanese citizens fell for the 10th straight year to 124.8 million as of Jan 1, government data showed on Wednesday (July 10), proving yet again that there is no magic bullet to resolving Japan's dire ageing crisis.

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