Q. Do I have to fill out the census form?
A. Yes. It is required by law.
Q. And what happens if I don't
A. You may be liable to a fine of $100.
Q. What happens if I put false information on the census form?
A. You may be liable to a fine of $500.
Q. Has anyone actually been punished for not answering the census?
Q. What happens if I forget to return the census form?
A. You will receive numerous reminders and Census Bureau employees will show up at you place of residence and ask you the questions in person.
Q. Do I have to answer every question?
A. Please see the resources in the Participating in the Census page to see which questions you are required to fill out.