Census: Name, Number, Sex, Age

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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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