The U.S. Census Bureau sends out two different surveys, the Decennial Census which occurs every ten years for every household, and the American Community Survey which is given continuously throughout the year to select households.
On these surveys, the Census Bureau will never ask for:
If you think you have received a fraudulent survey or phone call:
For more information, visit the Avoiding Fraudulent Activity and Scams page.
If a Census field representative comes to your door they will:
Visit the Chicago Region Census Employee Identification page for more details.
To confirm that the person at your door is a Census Bureau employee, you can:
What will I be asked on the 2020 Census?
View a sample of the 2020 Census survey on the Census website.
Visit the 2020 Census About page to view the full question list.
What will I be asked on the American Community Survey?
For the full example of the American Community Survey form, visit the ACS page.