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The 2020 Census is Happening Now. Respond Today.

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Federal law (Title 13) requires the U.S. Census Bureau to protect the privacy of information we collect from anyone completing the 2020 Census and all other surveys. To assist the news media in telling the story of the importance of the 2020 Census, we have provided video and still images, which simulate the 2020 Census operation. Video clips include the ways (online, phone, paper) individuals can complete the 2020 Census questionnaire; census takers interviewing individuals in person; our processing operation; and our jobs and recruitment efforts.

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These videos are provided by the U.S. Census Bureau Public Information Office.

2020 Census: What is the Census?

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This video showcases 2020 Census efforts to ensure everyone is counted, counted once, in the right place.

2020 Census: Official Invitation to Complete the Census

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By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding: online, by phone, or by mail.

Depending on how likely the area is to respond online, households will receive either an invitation encouraging them to respond online or by phone (about 112 million households) or an invitation along with a paper questionnaire (about 31 million households).

In areas where 20 percent or more of the households need Spanish assistance, the invitations will be in both English and Spanish.

2020 Census: You Can Complete the Census Online

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This video showcases how you can complete the 2020 Census on your phone, tablet, or computer.

2020 Census: You Can Take the Census Online, by Phone or Mail

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This video highlights how you can complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mailing a paper questionnaire.

2020 Census footage: Paper Questionnaire (May 2020)

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This video showcases delivery of the 2020 Census paper questionnaires and the options to respond by mail, by phone, or online. This b-roll package also highlights how a complete and accurate 2020 Census informs how billions in federal funds support schools, emergency services, and hospitals.

2020 Census: Resources to Increase Accessibility for Everyone

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This video shows how the Census Bureau has made it easy for anyone to complete the 2020 Census.

You can complete the questionnaire online, over the phone, using a paper questionnaire, from your home.

2020 Census: The Census Counts Everyone, Everywhere

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This video showcases how our census takers will travel anywhere to make sure we count everyone living in the United States. 

2020 Census: The Census is Prepared and on Track

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This video highlights how the 2020 Census is on track and on time to complete the count of everyone living in the United States. 

2020 Census: The 2020 Census Benefits Everyone, Everywhere

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In this video, you see a sample of why everyone is encouraged to complete the Census. An accurate count benefits how tax dollars are spent on schools, roads and emergency services.

2020 Census: Participation featuring Spanish-Speaking Respondents

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This video features Spanish-speaking respondents participating in the 2020 Census through enumeration, online, over the phone, and using a paper questionnaire.

Federal law (Title 13) requires the U.S. Census Bureau to protect the privacy of information we collect from anyone completing the 2020 Census and all other surveys.

To assist the news media in telling the story of the importance of the 2020 Census, we have provided video and still images, which simulate the 2020 Census operation.

2020 Census: The 2020 Census is Safe and Secure

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Safety and security are our top priority at the Census Bureau. This video showcases how we protect everyone’s information. 

2020 Census: The Census Bureau Needs You

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From job training to hiring, this video shows how the Census Bureau is making sure every employee is trained and ready to complete the task of counting everyone living in the United States.

2020 Census: Census Takers in Your Neighborhood

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To ensure everyone is counted, Census takers will go door-to-door if they do not complete the census on paper, on the phone, or online.

2020 Census: The Census in East Coast Communities

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This video showcases Census Bureau efforts in communities on the East Coast.

2020 Census: The Census in Rural Communities

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This video showcases Census Bureau efforts in rural communities across the United States.

2020 Census: The Census in West Coast Communities

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This video showcases Census Bureau efforts in communities on the West Coast.

2020 Census: Census Job Opportunities

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This video highlights 2020 Census efforts to hire temporary workers to fill various high-paying, temporary jobs.

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