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census, senses
census (SEN suhs) (noun)
The periodic enumeration of the population in a specific geographic area; such as, a city: Sandy's first summer job was to conduct a census in the capital city.
senses (SEN suhs) (noun)
Conscious awareness of rationality or meaning: Belinda came to her senses and realized her mistake at the last minute.

The governor indicated that it makes sense to him to conduct a periodic census because it gives a real sense of what the issues are for the people.