It will be easier than ever for everyone to respond to the 2020 Census. The online response portal will make it possible to respond anytime, anywhere, and from any device.
The online portal and telephone response line will be available in Spanish, Chinese (simplified Chinese for online questionnaire; both Mandarin and Cantonese for phone), Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese. Together, these languages cover more than 99% of U.S. households.
In addition, the US Census Bureau has created printable step-by-step instructions in 59 non-English languages helps non-English speakers fill out the paper questionnaire. A large print and Braille guide in BRF format, are also available.
Video language guides narrated in those same 59 languages will help people respond online.
Census takers with a Language Identification Card that features a brief statement in the 59 languages. If the census taker encounters a language barrier at the door, they can request that a census taker who speaks the household’s language returns to complete the interview.
Quickly find Fact Sheets and a Language Guides binder cover, spine label, and printable tabs with all 60 languages on the Resources page.