Some sources have categorized 2020 Census phone numbers as possible scam numbers. We are working to make sure our numbers are properly categorized. You may have also been contacted about one of the many other Census Bureau surveys. For more information, visit Are You in a Survey? or call 800-923-8282.
There are a few instances where you may receive emails from the Census Bureau. If you have opted to participate in Census Bureau research studies, you will be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, If you have sent us a message via the web form on ask.census.gov, you may receive a response from us via email.
Additionally, the Census Bureau is currently conducting a survey to measure the impacts of COVID-19 across the United States, and may request your participation via email. This is known as the Household Pulse Survey, and is not related to the 2020 Census.
If you are selected to participate in the Household Pulse Survey, please note that all Census Bureau emails will be sent from COVID.email@example.com. When responding, ensure you are on a valid Census Bureau website by verifying that the website address ends in ".gov." If you are not sure if the communication you received is legitimate, Contact Us.
Even if you are invited to participate in another survey for the Census Bureau, you are still required to respond to the 2020 Census.