Census - Stand Up Get Counted
myth My information will be shared.
fact Your information is protected and anonymous. Federal law requires your answers to be kept confidential and can only be used to produce statistics.
myth My information will be used against me.
fact Information cannot be used to track people, determine eligibility for government benefits or be shared with immigration or law enforcement.
myth There will be a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
fact No, there will not be a citizenship question on the census. Everyone who lives in New York should respond.
myth The Census is not important.
fact It's extremely important for everyone to be counted to ensure New York gets its fair share of federal funds for our communities, including education, housing, health care, transportation and more.