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Questions Asked on the Form

The 2020 Census asked simple questions about everyone living in the U.S. on April 1, 2020.


Explore the questions that were asked on the 2020 Census form and learn about how the Census Bureau will use the answers.

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What Happens to Your Answers?

Your personal information is kept confidential. The Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information, and your data is used only for statistical purposes.

Your responses are compiled with information from other homes to produce statistics, which never identify your home or any person in your home. Learn more about how we protect your information.


The Census Never Asks Certain Questions

During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau never asked respondents for:

  • Their full Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Their bank or credit card account numbers.

In addition, there was no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.