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Census 2020 Happening Now, Participate Urge Officials

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05/28/2020 - 10:49am
May 7, 2020

While deeply concerned about everyone’s safety and taking precautions amid the current public health crisis, Thomas Nelson officials in collaboration with local U.S. Census Bureau representatives also remind students, faculty and staff to participate in Census 2020.

The Census impacts the ability to secure funding for needed programs in our communities and affects so much more. All households are received notification and instructions from the U.S. Census Bureau in the mail. Complete the 2020 Census form online, by phone or by mail.   

Census resources:

  • Easy Online Complete Census Questionnaire- CLICK HERE
  • Video Tutorials in Various Languages- CLICK HERE
  • Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Centers- CLICK HERE

Still have questions? Check out the Census Bureau's  rumors website. Here are key concerns people have shared and responses from the Census Bureau.

  • Does the 2020 Census ask about citizenship status? No, the 2020 Census does not ask whether you or anyone in your home is a U.S. citizen.
  • Are non-citizens counted in the census? Yes, everyone counts! The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the country, including non-citizens.
  • Can my answers be shared with law enforcement or used against me? 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.
  •  Can I only take the census online? 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.
  • What questions WILL NOT be asked by the Census Bureau? 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, or your bank or credit card account numbers.