I haven't received a census questionnaire in the past 30 years, so I don't figure I'll get a 2020 census packet.
To the best of my knowledge I am a Citizen of the United States of America.
13 U.S. Code ??221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers
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(a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100.
(b) Whoever, when answering questions described in subsection (a) of this section, and under the conditions or circumstances described in such subsection, willfully gives any answer that is false, shall be fined not more than $500.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, no person shall be compelled to disclose information relative to his religious beliefs or to membership in a religious body.
(Aug. 31, 1954, ch. 1158, 68 Stat. 1023; Pub. L. 85?207, ??15, Aug. 28, 1957, 71 Stat. 484; Pub. L. 94?521, ??13, Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2465.)
Gee..... look at all these middle class, white, conservative, gun lovers that refuse to answer some questions that may affect the voting balance in their area.
No wonder the Libatrads want more illegals in this country, they will have the ONLY say in things soon.
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Actually the answers on the old census forms that have been released can be quite interesting when you try to track your ancestors. So far I have tracked some back as far as 1820. Imagine that in a couple of hundred years your descendants could be tracking you.
One little factoid you need to know about the census is individual states get to add questions. That is where the more personal and private questions come from. IMHO, the federal part has never been intrusive.