Factsheet on the Census, Confidentiality and Japanese American Incarceration

April 18, 2018

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The U.S. Constitution mandates a count of all persons living in the United States every 10 years. Unfortunately, each decade, some members of the public are reluctant to participate in the census based on fear of government and potential misuse of their responses. Lack of trust in the confidentiality of census data presents a major barrier to census participation, despite the survey’s mandatory nature.