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The Dutch government adjusts the levels of the various social benefits such as unemployment and child benefits on the basis of consumer price levels, measured by CBS.

In addition, the amount of money the Netherlands receives from the European Union is partly determined on the basis of CBS surveys.

Moreover, the government uses CBS data to make important decisions: do new houses need to be built in the coming years? Is it necessary to build new roads? How to ensure that new schools are built on time?

These are some examples of how important it is to conduct surveys. Therefore, your participation is important.