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Citizenship Sneak Preview

My Country 'Tis of Thee?
49% Say Founding Fathers Would See U.S. Today As a Failure
26% Think It's Too Easy To Become A U.S. Citizen

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 29-30, 2013 By Rasmussen Reports
Asked to 977 Adults who are U.S. citizens Total Gender <40> Age Race Party Married Children at Home Income Employment Investor Are you a citizen of the U.S.? How long have you been a U.S. citizen? Have you ever considered giving up your U.S. citizenship? Are you a citizen of another country? How important is it to be a citizen of the U.S.? Should U.S. citizens also be allowed to be citizens of other countries? Is it too easy or too hard to become a U.S. citizen? Do you think of the U.S. more as a nation or more as an idea? If the Founding Fathers came back today, would they consider the U.S. a success or a failure?
Adults Men Women < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ 18-39 40-64 65+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Yes No Yes No Not sure All your life More than 10 years Five to 10 years One to five years Less than a year Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Very important Somewhat important Not very important Not at all important Not sure Yes No Not sure Too easy Too hard Level of difficulty is about right Not sure More as a nation An idea Not sure A success A failure Not sure
Have you ever considered giving up your U.S. citizenship? Yes 9% 11% 7% 0% 13% 4% 8% 5% 14% 4% 8% 5% 12% 12% 5% 10% 11% 5% 12% 7% 7% 12% 7% 11% 11% 6% 11% 14% 7% 8% 5% 12% 5% 9% 0% 0% 9% 13% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 23% 8% 0% 4% 23% 46% 71% 3% 10% 11% 2% 20% 10% 4% 3% 7% 23% 4% 6% 12% 6%
No 89% 85% 92% 89% 85% 96% 91% 91% 85% 94% 89% 94% 86% 84% 94% 88% 88% 91% 87% 90% 87% 85% 92% 88% 88% 93% 87% 86% 89% 90% 92% 86% 92% 89% 0% 0% 89% 87% 100% 100% 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% 75% 89% 100% 94% 73% 52% 29% 88% 86% 88% 97% 80% 89% 95% 89% 91% 74% 94% 93% 85% 92%
Not sure 2% 4% 1% 11% 3% 0% 1% 4% 1% 2% 3% 1% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 4% 1% 3% 5% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3% 2% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 2% 2% 0% 2% 3% 2% 0% 9% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 8% 2% 3% 1% 0% 4% 3%
Survey Demographics
  Total
Adults
Gender Men 49%
Women 51%
  Total
Adults
Age 18-39 36%
40-64 44%
65+ 20%
  Total
Adults
Race White 64%
Black 11%
Other 25%
  Total
Adults
Party Republican 28%
Democrat 35%
Other 37%