Can my information be shared?

Your information is safe and protected.The Census Bureau is required by law to protect any personal information and keep it strictly confidential. The Bureau can only use your information to produce statistics, it cannot be shared with any other entity or organization. In fact, every Census Bureau employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life. Your answers cannot be used for immigration or law enforcement purposes or to determine your personal eligibility for government benefits. Census records are kept sealed for 72 years. 

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1. What questions does the Census ask?
2. Can my information be shared?
3. I'm a college student from out of town, shouldn't I be counted in my home town?
4. What if I'm homeless?
5. How long does the Census take?
6. When does the Census take place?
7. Why is the Census important?
8. Does my census information have to match my tax information?
9. Can my census information impact custody of my children?
10. What if my child only lives with me part of the year?
11. I'm housing a child for a family member temporarily. Do I count the child as part of my household?
12. Should infants be counted?
13. I'm living temporarily with friends or family. Where should I be counted?