People who participate in the American Community Survey census are able to respond online from a link on the survey's homepage. The Respond to the Survey link under the About the Survey tab connects to the page on which participants begin to answer questions.
To start the process, a participant must enter the 10-digit user ID located on the materials received in the mail from the U.S. Census Bureau. During the online survey, respondents have access to help screens and the opportunity to review answers. Although individuals are also allowed to complete the survey through the mail, over the phone or in person, the online version is the least expensive way for the Census Bureau to collect information, states the agency.