U.S. Census 2020
Myths vs Facts
Myth: The census will ask about my citizenship and immigration status.
Fact: There are NO questions on the census related to citizenship or immigration status.
Myth: My information will be shared with other government agencies.
Fact: By federal law, census data cannot be shared with any other government agency, including law enforcement.
Myth: It doesn’t matter if I respond to the census.
Fact: Responding to the census is very important! Census numbers are used to distribute billions of dollars that fund vital programs like education, healthcare, libraries, parks, senior services, public safety, transportation, and housing.
Myth: It will take a long time and be inconvenient to complete the census.
Fact: Responding will take about 10 minutes and can be completed online, by mail, or by phone.
Myth: The census will ask for personal information.
Fact: The census will only ask for general information such as age, race, ethnicity, and gender.
Myth: The census only counts specific people, such as adults and U.S. citizens.
Fact: The census counts everyone living in the United States, including children and non-citizens.