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Respond to 2020 Census

The Census Will Never Ask Certain Questions
During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations
  • Anything on behalf of a political party. 
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers. 

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.

How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data 

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. In fact, every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life.