In the bible god seems a bit wishy washy when it comes to the census. David took a census and god got pretty angry by any standards. He murdered 70,000 people.
But when his son Solomon took a census of immigrants to Israel, god gave his implied approval by not murdering 70,000 people.
Indeed, in Numbers 26 god actually orders Moses to take a census. So that leaves us with three possibilities: 1) God wants us to take a census, 2) god is nonchalant towards the census, and 3) god abhors and responds with mass murder when we take a census.
If god exists it must be either number 1 or 2 because every state, regime, military, church, employee roster, and every other social institution have some form of a census. And yet, God has not said a word!