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Frequently Asked Questions for the 2019 Census Test

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The 2019 Census Test is a survey that the U.S. Census Bureau is conducting in preparation for the 2020 Census.

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The 2019 Census Test will start in June 2019, with a Census Day of July 1, 2019, and will continue through August 2019.

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The 2019 Census Test will be conducted nationwide, surveying approximately 480,000 housing unit addresses.

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Response is quick, easy, and safe through the Census Bureau’s secure online response tool. Respondents may also choose to respond by filling out a paper questionnaire by mail or by phone through a toll-free Telephone Questionnaire Assistance line. Households that do not complete the survey online, by phone, or mail may receive a visit from a census taker.

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Yes. Participation in the test is mandatory (per Title 13 US Code) for every residence selected. This same law requires the Census Bureau to keep your answers confidential and only use them to produce statistical summary data. In other words, the Census Bureau does not publish data that would identify individuals.

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Yes. The 2019 Census Test is helping prepare for the 2020 Census.

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Yes. Respondents may respond online or by filling out a paper questionnaire in English or Spanish. Telephone assistance is also available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, French, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese.

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