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Learn more about the Census Bureau's Trust & Safety Team and how to support a complete and accurate 2020 Census count, and help protect the count by reporting inaccurate, suspicious, or fraudulent information you read, hear, or spot online.
NO. The 2020 Census does not ask whether you or anyone in your home is a U.S. citizen.
YES. Everyone counts. The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the country, including non-citizens. Learn more about who should be counted when you complete the 2020 Census.
NO. The law prevents the Census Bureau from sharing your information with law enforcement. Your answers cannot be used to impact your eligibility for government benefits. Your answers are only used to create statistics about our country. The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to protect your personal information and keep it strictly confidential. That’s every answer, to every question.
NO. The 2020 Census will be available online, by phone, and by mail. Online and phone responses can be completed in 13 languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese). A paper form will be mailed to every house that hasn’t responded already when we send our fourth mail piece out.
During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask 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 September 30
Census takers will continue to follow up in-person with homes across the country through September 30 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.
Have you seen or heard something about the 2020 Census that is confusing? Let the Census Bureau know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Then be sure to spread the word to make sure everyone has the right information about the 2020 Census.