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Are You in a Survey or Census?

Information for Survey and Census Participants

The Census Bureau conducts a variety of censuses and surveys, not just the once-a-decade census. Every month, quarter, and year we conduct surveys with households and businesses.

We use a workforce of trained field representatives and telephone interviewers to conduct a variety of household surveys by telephone and in-person interviews, as well as through the mail and the Internet.

If someone from the Census Bureau has visited you, or if you have received a telephone call or an email message from the Census Bureau and you have any questions, you may contact us by email or by calling 301-763-INFO (4636) or 800-923-8282.

We Protect Your Information

The surveys we conduct provide information about social and economic conditions in the country, including employment, housing, manufacturing, trade, and many other topics. The questions we ask are used only to produce statistics, and you are never identified individually. For more information on how we protect your information, please see our Data Protection and Privacy Policy website.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Systems Support Division | Last Revised: September 26, 2013