Myth Busters

On this page, you will find a list of common myths and misconceptions regarding the 2020 Census. We aim to set the record straight.

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You have to particpate in person or over the phone. The census is not available online.

FALSE! You can respond to the census online.

  • It’s safe, secure and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
  • It’s economical—it’s the least expensive way to respond to the survey—saving taxpayers money.
  • It’s greener—it helps conserve paper.
  • It’s user-friendly—offering you help screens and the ability to review your answers.
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Participating in the census doesn't really matter.

This is FALSE. Participating in the Census will help make sure our families and New Mexico communities get their fair share. An accurate census is critical because it is used to determine the distribution of federal dollars and political representation for the next ten years.

New Mexico receives over $7 billion each year through federal programs which benefit the entire community: health care, nutrition, highways, education, housing, jobs and more that allocate funds on per capita basis.

    Important Dates

    Mostly importantly, encourage your community to respond to the census online beginning March 12, 2020.

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    Get Counted

    If you live in the United States, you are required by law to participate in the 2020 count, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau.

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    Spread the Word

    Make sure you like us, friend us, follow us and share us with your friends and family. Let's work together to ensure every New Mexican is counted in the 2020 Census!

     

    How Can I Help

    Achieving a complete and accurate count of all New Mexicans, requires the participation and collaboration of all New Mexicans, including partners at the state, tribal, and local level to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

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    Get Counted

    If you live in the United States, you are required by law to participate in the 2020 count, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. 

    How Can I Help

    Achieving a complete and accurate count of all New Mexicans, requires the participation and collaboration of all New Mexicans to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

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    Spread the Word

    Make sure you like us, friend us, follow us and share us with your friends and family. Let's work together to ensure every New Mexican is counted in the 2020 Census!

     

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