Census 2020: What’s at Stake
The next national census is fewer than 60 days away. Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count each and every person living in the country — regardless of citizenship status, age, or criminal history.
Why it’s Important that Everyone Participates
Ensuring a complete and accurate count in Census 2020 is critical for many reasons, and to ensure that everyone is equally represented so that government resources are allocated fairly. The census is used to make important community decisions, like where to build homes, parks, schools, and roads and where to offer health, childcare, and transportation services. And businesses rely on census data to determine where to open facilities, what products to develop, and how to market their services.
Your Information is Confidential
Census 2020 will only ask for very basic information, like age, sex, and race/ethnicity. Citizenship or immigration status will NOT be asked.
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