In keeping with the U.S. Census Bureau’s long-established commitment to being entirely transparent in the production of our statistics and data products, Acting Director Dr. Ron Jarmin has provided this update data processing for the 2020 Census.
The Census Bureau is currently conducting multiple surveys, including the Household Pulse Survey, the American Community Survey, and a survey to measure the accuracy of the 2020 Census. Visit Are You In A Survey? to learn more about these other surveys and how they work.
When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics.
The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private information is never published and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.
By law, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. That's protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code.
The Census Bureau employees who have access to your data have sworn a lifetime oath to protect your information.
Before publishing any 2020 statistics, we verify that they meet our strict confidentiality standards.