Questions 4-7 on the U.S. Census ask you for your telephone number, name, age, sex, and birth date. Some are reluctant to give up this information. D'Vera Cohn
, senior writer at the Pew Research Center
, explains what they actually use that information for and what the answers to those questions reveal about how the U.S. population has changed over time.
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