Are census responses confidential?

Under current federal law, the bureau cannot share census responses identifying individuals with the public or other federal agencies, including immigration authorities and other law enforcement, until 72 years after the information is collected. The Census Bureau, however, can release anonymized census information about specific demographic groups at a level as detailed as a neighborhood.

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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?