But grassroots organizations are making a strong push in their census outreach to Asian American communities and encouraging individuals to get counted.
Even if they overcome fears about the census, many Asian Americans still face significant hurdles to actually participating in it.
Approximately one in five Asian Americans and one-third of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders live in hard-to-count census tracts.
How advocates are pushing for census participationDespite these hurdles, there are major efforts to encourage Asian Americans to participate in the census.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) has played a major role in pushing Congress and the Census Bureau to conduct the census in ways that will remove barriers to participation for Asian Americans and maximize their count.