posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 09:22 PM
Technically, it appears, they can only ask for the above information.
However, I think you give yourself too much credit that the government has a distinct focus on your personal life. They want information about
everybody to give them a better picture of the make-up of the nation. How do you think they know how much of the population is in poverty, how
many go without healthcare, etc...
If people don't answer questions, then the government is really powerless to help them. You can't fix a problem if you don't know it exists.