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The Census Bureau conducts more than 130 surveys and programs each year, including the American Community Survey and the Economic Census.

Your participation is important because your answers make a vital difference. When you respond to a survey or census, you are helping your community and the nation. Your answers, combined with others, become the statistics that businesses, governments and people like you use to make informed decisions about education, emergency preparedness, employment, international trade, health, housing, and other important topics.

We encourage you to participate!

The information on this website will help you:

  • verify that the letter or form you received is legitimate
  • learn how we conduct household and business surveys
  • understand how we keep your personal information confidential.

Learn More About Your Survey

Learn how many and what kinds of surveys and censuses we conduct each year, and why your participation is important. Find your survey or census and get started.


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