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Frequently Asked Questions About The RFS


  1. What is the purpose of this survey?
  2. What kind of questions are included in the 2001 RFS?
  3. Aren't there other sources of information on residential mortgage debt? Doesn't the government already have this information?
  4. What will happen to the data collected in the Residential Finance Survey?
  5. How will data collected in RFS be used?
  6. Is this an annual survey?
  7. Why is this property included in the survey?
  8. Do I have to participate?
  9. Will my answers be kept confidential?
  10. Can I get mortgage data for my city?
  11. How were the data collected?
  12. When were the data collected?


1. What is the purpose of this survey? 2. What kind of questions are included in the 2001 RFS? 3. Aren't there other sources of information on residential mortgage debt? Doesn't the government already have this information? 4. What will happen to the data collected in the Residential Finance Survey? 5. How will data collected in RFS be used? 6. Is this an annual survey? 7. Why is this property included in the survey? 8. Do I have to participate? 9. Will my answers be kept confidential? 10. Can I get mortgage data for my city? 11. How were the data collected? 12. When were the data collected?
Please call 301.763.3199 or visit ask.census.gov for further information on the Residential Finance Survey

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division
Last Revised: October 31, 2011