Do I have to answer all the questions on the Census

Asked over 5 years ago - Lindenhurst, NY

Am I required by law to answer all the questions on the Census Survey

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Do I have to list the names of the people on a census form?

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  1. Denis M Delja

    Contributor Level 6

    Answered . If you are over 18 years old and refuse to answer the census questions you can be fined up to $100. 13 U.S.C. sec. 221(a).

    If you knowingly give a false answer to a census question you can be fined $500. 13 U.S.C. sec. 221(b).

    You do not have to answer questions that ask about your religious beliefs or membership in a religious body. 13 U.S.C. sec. 221(c).

  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . ""In addition to collecting population data for the purposes of accurately apportioning congressional districts, the federal government uses census data, among other reasons, to determine:

    * The allocation of federal funding for education programs in states and communities.
    * National social and health statistics used by a variety of agencies for policy purposes.
    * The allocation of federal dollars for law enforcement, federal highway projects, aid to farmers and many other federally financed activities and programs.
    * A wide variety of economic statistics that become the basis of the nation's economic policies.
    ""
    Source(s):
    http://www.thisnation.com/question/022.

    Good luck.

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