What does it mean if the citizenship question is added to the Census?

All responses to the Census are confidential and cannot be shared outside the Census Bureau - even with other government agencies. Personal information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau is protected under several federal laws and has the most iron clad confidentiality protection of any federal data.

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1. What is the Census?
2. Why does the Census matter?
3. How do I respond to the Census?
4. Is it safe to provide my information to the Census Bureau over the internet?
5. What if I am not a U.S. citizen, does the Census still count me?
6. Will there be a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census survey?
7. What does it mean if the citizenship question is added to the Census?