Can I refuse to answer a census question?

You can skip questions, submit an incomplete census form, and still be included in the head count. But you can be fined for refusing to answer a census question or intentionally giving a false answer, although the penalty has been enforced rarely in the past. Returning a partially filled-out questionnaire may result in a follow-up phone call or visit from a census worker.

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1. Why is the census important?
2. When does the 2020 census officially start?
3. How is the census taken?
4. Who gets counted in the census?
5. What questions will the 2020 census ask?
6. Can I refuse to answer a census question?
7. Are census responses confidential?
8. Can I respond to the census in a language other than English?
9. How do I apply for a census job?
10. When will the 2020 census results be released?