Why does the Census Bureau ask the questions they do?

The Census Bureau asks the questions they do on the surveys because of federal needs and for community benefits. The information the Census Bureau collects helps determine how more than $400 billion of federal funding annually is spent on infrastructure and services. Your answers help federal, state and local leaders make decisions about schools, hospitals, emergency services, roads, bridges, job training centers, and many other projects that affect your community.

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1. Why does the Census Bureau ask the questions they do?
2. What if I am away from my residence on April 1, 2020?
3. What are the residency rules for Census Day 2020?
4. When will the results from the census be available?
5. Are my answers safe and secure?
6. How does the U.S. Census Bureau help me identify fraudulent activity and scams?