Until and unless the census information is totally divorced from any purely political use to victimize, punish and/or discriminate, the basis for asking this type of question is stupid. The current political environment we are living in is exactly the environment where this type of information will be turned against these populations. We have a fascism and bigotry trying to emerge in national and local politics. This combined with an element of presidential authoritarianism that is trying to grow is a silly time to promote this type of information. The more personal information that may be asked on the census should be behind a WALL to protect individuals from any incrimination because of an answer on a census form. Now information like this and other areas may be useful in governing and shaping policies in the future to benefit the country. But until government gets back to governing and away from only raising money and prostituting for money this information will hurt people.