The Census: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses the census, why it matters, and the consequences of an undercount.
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  • I have never been asked questions by a census, I'm 30.

    katharyne simpsonkatharyne simpson2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • It's hard to count certain people, as mentioned - homeless people living on the streets, illegal immigrants, fugitives, and people living off-grid.

    SM RKSM RK6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey, John Oliver, you're doing a great job. That being said, do a episode about homelessness and the effects it has on everyone and the demographics affected the most from homelessness you dingus. Come on. Do it. Do it you dingus. You look like a mix of a toucan, a skiddish owl and a banana. Come on banana bird man talk about homelessness. Research how the DAV might play a part you birdnana man. You look like you need help eating pancakes. Come on you nerd.

    Kyle Cole JrKyle Cole Jr13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Im starting this video now wondering what the us census could possibly be doing wrong Edit from after video: racism, shoulda guessed

    Nick KoehlerNick Koehlerวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Census worker ask my friend, Did anyone commit a crime against you, did anyone try to commit s crime against you, did anyone threaten to commit a crime against you, She was supposedly a censuses worker? She asked her that question seven times? Which is weird for a census worker to ask?

    F LF Lวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do an Article about KVC privetized child welfare services. And it's sketchy business practices. Especially in the State of Kansas... They claim to operate on a "it's for the children" census-based Count largely on children under 5years old. That are either non-counted or go uncounted... But that's only a sliver of their problems. They create a catch 22, for families that have taken their children away, mostly, cause we're not rich, or influencial enough to handle our own. When my siblings were taken away from my biological father, and his wife at the time. By law they weren't *Required to notify anyone else besides the grandparents... Whom we're both growing older and sustaining more medical issues. My grandmother passed away earlier this year2019. The last time she saw her grand kids was when the youngest just came out of diapers. I believe, there is a huge lack and oversight missing from this entire system. Wtf. People. So I need to right your wrongs?

    Michael James Woodson-BuckleyMichael James Woodson-Buckleyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • "It's illegal to disclose identifying census information" Yeah, see, that's nice and all, but our government at the moment is also _incredibly lawless_ . Spanky has taught us that he is not above breaking the law, and none of his goons are, either, so I could totally see why nobody finds reassurance in knowing whether it's legal or not to share that information. We're also alive during a time when it seems like EVERYbody is getting caught doing illegal shit, and walking away from it scot-free, because apparently American laws don't apply to those who are rich.

    Jaded and EmptyJaded and Empty2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sex? Yes please

    Sander AlphenSander Alphen2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love Tacos on the whiteboard? (16:00)

    Ján ManišJán Maniš2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Everyone should put White as their race. That makes it impossible to jerry-rig counties and towns. I, as a mixed race person of color even put White" on my driver's licence.

    1DumBunny1DumBunny2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • In Netherlands , Census is automated , as Wikipedia states : "The census that was planned for 1981 was postponed and later cancelled. A call for privacy was responsible for the cancellation of any further census since 1991. Censuses are being conducted by the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek since 1899. The censuses today are mostly (population, fiscal) register based, combined with surveying." All information are in Personal Records Database ( ).

    PrzemyslawKarolPrzemyslawKarol2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Libertarians are adults who physically grew up without mentally developing.

    pnewm10pnewm102 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Man I really hope she ate her baby too. But I just think it's more likely that they grew up, oh damn.

    BladesWillxBleedBladesWillxBleed2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My history teacher showed this to us in class in high school. And now everyone in my class is saying "Mickey Mouse is on cocaine"!! LMAO

    BA NolanBA Nolan2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

    MKu MKuMKu MKu3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The comments in here are almost as good as the whole segment!

    Anna ChristineAnna Christine3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The people that are obnoxious to census workers are the same ones that have an entire TH-vision channel devoted to vlogging their local police station and harassing people at their job for hours "because it's their right".

    McBeaver00McBeaver003 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If the Latinos are worried about answering a citezenship question then obvioslu they shouldnt be here anyway bc they r ILLEGAL

    softyzz69softyzz693 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow, so my president just confused the census with a home appraisal 🤣

    # 1# 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Issac Oshen I couldn't agree more 😣

      # 1# 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • # 1 seriously I think he’s mentally challenged. Which would be fine if he wasn’t our leader! 😒

      Issac OshenIssac Oshen2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If the minorities are citizens then how does a citizenship question suppress them?

    roy rogersroy rogers3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I worked for the Census in 2010 and one house I visited, the guy kept me there for an hour just bitching that one, they only scared about the sp*cs in my town and that he didn't want his tax dollars going to paying for me to harass him. I remember leaving his porch and thinking "You gripe about how much this costs, and you made it cost just a little bit more." because that entire encounter was a billable hour.

    Joseph MortJoseph Mort3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Funny how people think they are so important and that the government is after them. They only want to know who lives in the country, and if for some reason they needed your private info they already have it.

    oltolt3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 14:44 The things John will still make me google are the scariest ones.

    Jessie GabsJessie Gabs4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Citizenship question - "It's against the law" Lol. As if el presidente cared about the law.

    MaccaroneyMaccaroney4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "I knicked the census man"!

    J SJ S4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I worked the 2010 Census in a site set up for that reason. A 73 yr old woman working in the field physically going door to door was killed by a pack of dogs. Another Census Worker was attacked by a man with an ax. A Census Worker was invited into a woman's home and had a gun pulled on him. Census work can be dangerous, there has always been a problem with illegal communities hiding and not wanting to be counted, but they want the social service benefits that participating in the Census count affords communities which produces a shortfall for all the needy, which is not fair in my opinion. But what trump and ross are doing is to out non-citizens, it is true none of the personal Census information on individuals can be reported to anyone for 72 are so funny John.

    Pam TimminsPam Timmins4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Stephen2462 you are missing the point of the Census they allocate funding for all states schools, social services, etc. If a city or state's citizens are miscounted that state loses funding for those services, so you have a family of illegals getting what services there are, they come first if of Latin or Hispanic descent. When I worked the Census it was 300 trillion dollars allocated to all states by citizen count over a ten year period. A correct count is important for every state getting a fair share to help there indigent and children population, helps pay school lunches, free breakfast, ebt, medical, and financial help for those in need. Don't lump me in with trump, but I do know about working for the Census and how important it is to have a correct count of all people in this country.

      Pam TimminsPam Timmins4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Whether they participate in the census or not wouldn't effect their ability to receive benefits. I'm not sure if you're co predicting yourself, or admitting you think Trump will do blatantly unetheical things with it.

      Stephen2462Stephen24624 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the TDS on this show is just to damn hi !! ...

    horizontal120horizontal1204 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @horizontal120 That's debatable. IMO, the media puts more attention on it because he's more obvious about it, and because the resulting drama sells papers. Trump's presidency as a whole got super old super fast.

      Stephen2462Stephen24624 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Stephen2462 he is just as shit as all the previous ones !!! but all the media has TDS .. and it is getting SUPPER OLD super FAST !!!!

      horizontal120horizontal1204 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • It's not JO's fault Trump is such a terrible president.

      Stephen2462Stephen24624 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 4 toilets, each with 3 seashells. #demolitionman

    Benji Sun *Moxie*Benji Sun *Moxie*4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me: “I don’t know all that much about the census” John Oliver: “It will really irritate Donald Trump.” Me: “Sold. Where do I sign up?”

    Paige LegoPaige Lego4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Knowing that the plan all along was to use the census information to suppress minority votes is all the more reason for people not to trust it,you said it yourself,the census information by law is confidential,but further down the show you said it yourself that they were planning on using that same information to fuck with people's lives.....c'mon now John,only his supporters are dumb enough to trust him,no person in their right mind trusts this administration,no person with their mental state balanced is going to put their confidence and their trust in this administration,as long as this corrupt orange piece of shit is in the white house minorities and immigrants will never forget that they have to be looking over their shoulders.

    XDigsX 13XDigsX 135 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • John no offense but it was against the law to use NSA surveillance on Americans as well,it was against the law to let the people of Flint drink water poisoned with led,it's against the law for a corrupt officer to kill unarmed people with absolutely no reason....many things are against the law but that doesn't mean the government won't do it or support those who do it. So if you expect people to trust that the census information won't be seen or used by the government to deport people or jail them,I'm sorry but you're foolishly optimistic.

    XDigsX 13XDigsX 135 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is he talking about Russian computers?

    Kevin G ConroyKevin G Conroy5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • American tradition?

    Kevin G ConroyKevin G Conroy5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can someone please explain me why on earth Americans distrust their government in a way that it feels silly to watch?

    Daan OverveldDaan Overveld5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • dude fucks up the job of that poor census worker while filming her with a smartphone that collects personal information on him 24/7 to sell to third party buyers. smh

    ossapinhosfazemhumahossapinhosfazemhumah5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • John Oliver you are my hero

    mydogiscrazy13mydogiscrazy135 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How convenient, guy dies, daughter finds elaborate plan just sitting there in "zip" files oh yeah I'm on board.

    Grim ReaperGrim Reaper5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A Brit reminding America the importance of census...oh the irony, the turntable...

    X YX Y5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • What was it, "no taxation without representation?".

      EWSwotEWSwot2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As everyone knows: the only thing stopping someone from breaking in and killing/raping you is the fact they don't know your name. It's that personal touch that really does it for them.

    MaserXIVMaserXIV5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Whats the problem? If you don’t fill out the censor form, then you don’t get represented..... done.

    mark forgettemark forgette5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The woman probably had an abortion...

    Gaithuma KiarieGaithuma Kiarie5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • The I'm not mentally or financially ready kind or the i hate babies kind.

      Fairy TailFairy Tail5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • John kind of looks like Mickey Mouse tbh

    WuTangIsFoTheChildrenWuTangIsFoTheChildren6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I know this is important. In my area it is used to decided how much grant/loans you get for public infrastructure as well as the interest rates. This is for such items as waste and drinking water systems, subsidized home loans and repairs from USDA as well as community grants for police vehicles, libraries, roads etc. I hope everyone gets counted. But.. it does seem there would be a better way for a count. I cannot even stop my information from being published online such as where I lived 20 years ago to my phone numbers. Seems the IRS has a better count and people actually want to give the information in order to get a refund.

    vidsbymevidsbyme6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Supreme court is saving america

    Ahmed JayAhmed Jay6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I honestly can't believe the SCOTUS blocked the citizenship question

    Kana BeatsKana Beats6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @California's Last Gasp ok. I'm not sure who it's in regards to but ok haha

      Kana BeatsKana Beats4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Kana Beats I am commenting on the nature of blackmail.

      California's Last GaspCalifornia's Last Gasp4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @California's Last Gasp not sure what you mean by that

      Kana BeatsKana Beats5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Blackmail is a powerful thing.

      California's Last GaspCalifornia's Last Gasp5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That’s why in Belgium you must vote if your a citizen over 18 or you get to vote if you lived in Belgium for over 5 years.

    Gertrúd UdvarosGertrúd Udvaros6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Businesses use sensus data where to add .. ..vertise. (For those of you who didn't get it.)

    Josny13Josny136 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why do you have to count your people manually? This is so strange. In most countries I know of here in Europe, this is all done automatically, since your place of residence is always registered together with your name. It just sounds preposterous to have to rely on going door to door and ask the populace to volunteer this information. What am I missing? 🤔

    Dennis NyhDennis Nyh6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • John it was Republicans not Libertarians, fuck you.

    Alex LoomisAlex Loomis7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I both live in Minnesota and am named Aidan. I feel signaled out.

    Aidan Dehn-SullivanAidan Dehn-Sullivan7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti

    History Of MoviesHistory Of Movies7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dear John Oliver, There is no way to start this right in a way that it actually makes sense what I want to try here. I love your show, it makes me feel the same way about the world as I feel about my life when things go bad, I laugh about it. Well, I do have researched quite a bit about social media, beginning with censorship on a very visual level, particularly in art. Then it went over to research about the effects of social media and the use of technology in general, considering voices like Yuval Noah Harari, Simon Sinek, Robert Sapolsky and Tristan Harris. I know the world sinks in utter chaos and as you rightfully say, next year is gonna be even worse, but also social media has become so important as outlet of opinions, stories and news that I think the topic of censorship on a level of exactly those 3 things mentioned may be quite worth discussing too. I feel censorship on social media combines a lot of topics together, like the race for our attention to earn money with it and the effects on mental health and shaping of opinions in society that you guys would do the best job possible of putting it in a way no one else could. Considering all aspects and make it understandable for all. So this is what it is, a cry for help on an issue that millions are suffering from. A cry in a wast mass, like asking a question in a group chat. but maybe I'm lucky. otherwise I'm just happy to express my gratitude towards existing humans like you. thank you.

    Chantal ConvertiniChantal Convertini7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Walter Winston ONeilWalter Winston ONeil7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have a feeling that DT sees himself like “Jesus Christ SuperStar” all this shit just makes him THINK he’s sacrificial ...meant to publicly suffer because he’s “special”’s all apart of his delusional mindset.

    Pendragon LovePendragon Love7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Actually in my line of work, we do ask how many toilets the house has and whether it is flushing toilet or a simple hole inthe ground type. From where I come from, some houses don't have basic sanitation or electricity!

    JUN LEEJUN LEE8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jokes are on fire this time !!!

    Florian HelwichFlorian Helwich8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wtf are you doing there in Murica

    PilotGamesPilotGames8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The 2D overlayered 3D-graphic unsettles me.

    Florian DootzFlorian Dootz8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like how you talking madshit about the first amendment when you cant even play political clips of your own home country.

    Lord BaelishLord Baelish8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Lance Ramsay close. he had him read Bigfoot erotica

      Alex CarterAlex Carter4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Didn't he have Gilbert Gottfried read 50 Shades of Gray for the UK audience instead of the actual clip?

      Lance RamsayLance Ramsay4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • He's not saying that Britain is any better... In fact, he's repeatedly called the British government out for that.

      Alex CarterAlex Carter6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Here is actually a website to apply for Census jobs,

    Guanlin LiGuanlin Li8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It should be on the on the census survey. We need to know how many people are living in the country illegally. This impacts all of us no matter your politics.

    • A citizenship question wouldn't help with that; all it could do is throw off the accuracy of the census.

      Stephen2462Stephen24624 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who still remembers what a zip drive is?

    Hagen von EitzenHagen von Eitzen8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I mean why can’t we just pull the info from the irs

    Tyler BoonstraTyler Boonstra9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Because babies don't have to file taxes??

      Kelly MapleKelly Maple7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • how about.. you know, you stop living in medieval times and do what modern countries do to count their population...

    lordeisschranklordeisschrank9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • John Oliver is wrong. The questions Trump mentioned are absolutely asked questions by the Census. Which is important since they form as proxies for econometric models. Like for example, your roof is a proxy for house value, or at least helps the estimate. Which is extremely important for income proxy which is important for economic policy

    Nicolas LosadaNicolas Losada9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We’re talking about someone who hasn’t read the constitution. Trump thinks impeachment is unconstitutional. And this is the same gross blob who asked if you impeach a president for gross incompetence.

    InsaneTacozInsaneTacoz9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't see how this is my problem. Their illegal

    Conner BroekerConner Broeker9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Honestly Congress seats should be given based on how many people vote

    Conner BroekerConner Broeker9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • To that Woman in the audience who can't stop laughing through her teeth and making the annoying ''tssss'' sound: Fuck you!

    666 BRLN 999666 BRLN 9999 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "No babies here, not anymore!" *camera pans to the window, zooming in on a freshly dug grave*

    ScraftyPantsScraftyPants9 วันที่ผ่านมา
The Census: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)