Who Counts?
Key Messages
True or False
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Census 2020
100

If I don't have legal status, do I count?

What is Absolutely! With or without legal status you can and must be counted 

100

All Census 2020 partners share this same goal.

What is Everyone is Counted, Counted Once and Only in One Place.

100

People will be asked about their citizenship on the 2020 Census form.

What is FALSE?

100

The number of years between each U.S. Census count.

What is 10?

100

A government survey that asks basic questions like age, name, race, and ethnicity of everyone living in your household.


What is the Census? The Census is required by law for all people living in the U.S., and will not ask about immigration or citizenship.

200

The age that babies are counted in the Census.

What is birth? All babies in your household, or with you at the hospital on April 1, 2020 count!

200

As a trusted messenger to HTC communities, we need to make sure residents know these 3 things about the Census.

What are the Census is Easy, Safe and Important?

200

The Census impacts every aspect of our lives.

What is TRUE?

200

It collects more detailed information on housing, population, and the economy. Data are collected continuously throughout the year and throughout the decade from a sample of the population (about 3 million addresses annually).

What is the American Community Survey?

200

Ways to complete the Census.

What are 1) online at home or a library or other location that is hosting a QAK/QAC. 2) over the phone, or 3) on paper?

300

If you/someone you know lives in a basement or an attic that is not up to housing codes completes the census or is counted in your housing unit, can you get in trouble?

What is NO! The census is meant to count people, not to monitor housing violations. And, the Census Bureau can not legally share your information? 

300

Name 5 services that depend on the results of the Census


What are Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Housing, education, school lunch, SNAP, WIC, CHIP, special education, Head Start, transportation, etc.?

300

Incarcerated individuals or individuals with a felony on their record are not counted in the Census.

What is FALSE. Incarcerated individuals always count, even if they have a felony. If they are currently incarcerated, they will be counted through group quarters.

300

Place with access to resources and a computer to complete the Census.

What is a Questionnaire Assistance Kiosk (QAK)? QACs are places where residents can receive guidance.

300

Great places to find resources.

What is U.S. Census Bureau 2020census.gov/en; CA Census 2020 census.ca.gov; United Way Bay Area uwba.org/census/outreach/resources, and Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee cococensus.org. CoCoCensus.org has lots of info including links to the other sources.

400

Usual Residence.

What is where you are counted?! This could be your home or a group quarter such as a college dorm, military base, or correctional facility where you live for most of the year.

400

The reasons that it is critical to get a complete and accurate Census count. Name at least 2.

What are representation, funding, planning/infrastructure, and policy decisions - where to place schools, businesses, etc.?

400

U.S. Census Bureau employees are the only people who can assist residents with completing the Census form.

What is TRUE?

400

Name 2 barriers to a complete and accurate count.

What are: Privacy concerns; digital divide; language; distrust in government and fallout from the citizenship question; disconnect on the importance of the census, etc.

400

Name 3 Common Sense Safety Measures to help you protect your Census information.

What are 1) double-check hyperlinks to ensure they come from safe sources; 2) Never give your SSN, bank account, credit card number, money or donations. The Census will NEVER ask for it. 3) Do not give info to someone to enter later. 4) When using public computers – don’t save passwords, log out of emails & delete downloads. 5) Double-check the identity of Census Takers.

500

How those without a usual residence are counted.

What are Service-Based Enumeration (SBE) and/or Transitory locations? 


500

The collaboration of these partners is key to ensuring a complete count.

What are the U.S. Census Bureau, the State of CA, United Way Bay Area, Contra Costa County Complete Count Committee and Trusted Messengers? 

500

The Census can and will share personal information with law enforcement, immigration, local and federal government agencies.

What is FALSE?

500

20% of Contra Costa County falls into one of these categories. Name 3. 

What are Hard-to-Count? Children under 5, Youth between 18-24; Racial and Ethnic minorities; People living in poverty; Non-English Speaking households; People with no high school diploma; Highly mobile people; Renters, and people in multifamily units; Seniors; Veterans; LGBTQ; People experiencing homelessness; People who are distrustful of government; Undocumented immigrants; People living in Rural areas

500

Individuals who will ensure that everyone living in Contra Costa County will be ready to be counted in Census 2020!


Who are Trusted Messengers? Each and every one of you in this room!!

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