How You Can Help Increase Response Rates
A complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census could mean more funding for vital services in your community—and this chance comes along only once every 10 years. There are many things you can do to encourage your community to respond today.
The U.S. Census Bureau is asking everyone to join the 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge. This is a challenge to every city, town, and state to increase local response rates and to engage in friendly competition against other communities. Can your community beat its 2010 Census response rate? How much higher can your community go? The newly released Response Rate Challenge mini guide includes tips on creating your own Response Rate Challenge, as well as ideas for virtual challenges.
- Use the Response Rate Map to get daily updates on your community’s response rate.
- Encourage people that have not yet completed the census to do so now; your community’s response rate will increase, and maybe even surpass its 2010 Census response rate!
- Share your community’s response rate with friends and family in neighboring communities and challenge them to increase response rates where they live.
Make a Difference Today!
To motivate your community to respond to the 2020 Census, visit the Response Rates page on 2020census.gov, where you’ll find the interactive map, rankings dashboard, challenge toolkits, and web badges for spreading the word.
2020 Census: Shape Your Future
Now is the time to act. Encourage people to respond on their own now; census takers will begin visiting households that have not yet responded in mid-August.
Spread the word: It’s not too late to complete the 2020 Census.