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The questions we ask meet specific data needs in our country. The information is only used for one purpose: to produce high quality, relevant statistics that are important to every community in the United States. These statistics are used in both government and the private sector to improve the economic and social health of our communities.
Your responses are important to ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the statistics we produce. Statistics from these surveys inform policies, determine priorities, and perhaps most importantly, measure the results of government programs.
In short, your information helps government agencies answer important questions, such as:
The questions for every survey the Census Bureau conducts are carefully developed with input from those who need our data. Each question on every survey is specifically designed to meet a statistical need. Examples include:
|Questions about...||are used to...|
|what you buy and your household finances||understand the economy and provide input to cost of living measures|
|the location of your employer, how you travel to work||calculate average commuting times and determine if local areas need new roads or new public transportation routes|
|your age and if you served in the military||helps the Veterans Administration to provide services such as veterans hospitals|