22News InFocus: Preparing for the 2020 Census

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP )- Every 10 years the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States, known as the U.S. Census.

The information provides details about who we are, where we live, and so much more. Data from the census provides information on how the federal government can allocate funds for many programs, including health care, transportation and education, and how legislative districts are drawn.

There is a lot of misinformation being shared about the census. Some people have questions about what is on the form, who is required to participate, and what happens to that information.

This week’s topic on 22News InFocus is about preparing for the 2020 census. We discussed the questions you’ll be asked and what you will NOT be asked, as well as what the data collected is used for.

Need more information on the 2020 Census? Here’s the link.

If you have questions or concerns about a census hoax or scam, you can call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.

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