If Border Is Secured, 38% Still Want to Decrease Legal Immigration
81% Think Immigrants From Countries with Terrorist Ties Should Be Screened More Closely
56% Think Illegals Outnumber Legal Immigrants Each Year
Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted May 6-7, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about immigration and immigration reform?
2* Other than national security threats, should the United States welcome all potential immigrants who are willing to work hard and able to support their family?
3* When thinking of all the immigrants who enter the United States in a typical year, are there more legal immigrants or illegal immigrants?
4* Suppose that the government actually secured the border and prevented illegal immigration. After that is accomplished, should the government increase the number of immigrants allowed to enter the country legally, decrease the number of immigrants allowed to enter legally or leave things unchanged?
5* Approximately how many immigrants legally enter the United States each year - 100,000, 250,000, 500,000, one million, 2.5 million, 5 million, more than 5 million, not sure?
6* In thinking about immigration policy, should the United States treat all potential immigrants equally or should the United States allow more immigrants from some countries than from others?
7* Should potential immigrants from countries with terrorist ties be screened more carefully than potential immigrants from friendly countries?
8* If you had to make a choice, should the United States give preference to potential immigrants who are related to American citizens or should the United States give preference to those who could most help the U.S. economy?
9* Should the United States treat all potential immigrants equally or should the United States give preference to those with higher levels of education and better economic prospects?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence