Census encourages Muslims to complete surveys

The federal government and the US Census Bureau are trying to convince some wary Muslims that the data will not be used against them. While other minority groups are also receiving the bureau’s special attention, Muslims are considered among the likeliest to decide not to fill the forms. This seems to be due to continuation of post-9/11 fear among some Muslims to be discriminated against. The Census, however, is prohibited from sharing information that could lead to identify individuals with law-enforcement agencies. The census workers are also committed to protection of confidentiality of data.

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