""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.
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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).Ask a similar question