No. The 2020 Census did not ask whether you or anyone in your home is a U.S. citizen.
Yes. The 2020 Census counted everyone living in the country, including noncitizens.
No. The law prevents the Census Bureau from sharing your information with law enforcement. Your answers do not affect your eligibility for government benefits. Your answers are used only to create statistics about our country. The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to protect your personal information—every answer, to every question—and keep it strictly confidential.
During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau never asked you for:
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.
Census Takers Will Follow Up Nationwide Through October 15
Census takers will continue to follow up in-person with homes across the country through October 15 in an effort to reach everyone.
Census Responses Not Tied to Voter Registration
Answers to the 2020 Census do not impact your voter registration status. Your responses are confidential and are not shared with voter registration officials.
I received a text message from the Census Bureau. Is it legitimate?
The Census Bureau is sending text messages to a limited number of people across the country to participate in the 2020 Census User Experience Survey.
Will I Receive a Call from the Census Bureau?
Census workers will occasionally follow up with households over the phone to ask questions about their responses to the 2020 Census or other household surveys.
How Can AIAN Respondents Report More Than One Race?
An individual’s response to the 2020 Census race question is based upon self-identification.
False Allegation of Systems Being Compromised
Report alleging a data breach of records that may have originated from the United States Census Bureau is false.
Census Responses Not Tied to Potential Stimulus Packages
Your answers cannot be used to impact your eligibility for any government benefits, including any potential stimulus package.
Will the Census Bureau Hire Non-Citizens To Work on the 2020 Census?
Non-citizens may be hired in certain circumstances.
Home Affairs Hoax
A false rumor is circulating that individuals posing as workers for the Department of Home Affairs are going door-to-door to check IDs for the 2020 Census.