Originally Posted by GreaseMonkey
What is the big deal about the census?
The government knows what you make (income taxes).
They know where you live (driver's license/state ID).
The census determines where tax money is distributed based on population in regions and what not. Wouldn't you want more of your tax money in your area?
This and political representation are the most important reasons in my opinion.
Besides, if you refuse to give any information the census workers will just go to your neighbor's to find out what they know about you.