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CURRENT EVENTS

  • Are Illegal Immigrants Taking American Jobs?

    Illegal immigration continues to be a hot-button issue in Congress, but fewer Americans now feel threatened that illegal immigrants are taking their jobs.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigrants take jobs away from U.S. citizens, but 50% disagree. Another 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 16-17, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Voters Believe Immigrants Want the American Dream

    As so-called Dreamers, immigrants who were illegally brought to the United States as children and were previously protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), rush to renew their applications to stay in the United States, more voters now believe most immigrants work hard to pursue the American Dream. They also have a favorable opinion of those who are working toward that dream.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 30 & December 3, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Conflicted Over Family-First Immigration Policy

    Lost in the furor over whether President Trump used off-color language in a private discussion of legal immigration is the issue he was addressing: Why isn’t the United States admitting higher skilled, better-educated immigrants? Maybe it’s because voters themselves are conflicted.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that a plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters continues to favor the president’s plan for a merit-based system for legal immigration, favoring those with a higher level of skills. Thirty-six percent (36%) prefer to keep the existing family-based system, while 18% are undecided. This is little changed from when Trump first raised his proposal in April of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 14-15, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Support for Offshore Drilling Falls Sharply

    The Trump administration has announced that it will allow oil and gas drilling in most U.S. coastal waters, although Florida quickly obtained an exemption and other states are expected to follow. But voter support for offshore drilling has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 10 years of regular surveying.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think offshore oil drilling should be allowed, while nearly as many (40%) do not. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 10-11, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters See Diminishing Nuclear Threat from North Korea

    With President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un talking more diplomatically and North Korea sending athletes to the Winter Olympics in neighboring South Korea, fears of a nuclear attack from the rogue regime in Pyongyang are lessening here.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters still think it is likely that North Korea will use a nuclear weapon to attack the United States, although that includes only 13% who consider it Very Likely. That compares to 50% and 16% respectively in September.

    Fifty-three percent (53%) now feel that a nuclear attack by North Korea is unlikely, up from 41% four months ago, with 16% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 10-11, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Support Cutting Military, Financial Aid to Pakistan

    The U.S. government has suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Pakistan, and most voters think that’s a good idea. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters believe if the nation’s officials conclude that Pakistan is not doing enough to help fight terrorism, the United States should suspend all or at least part of the military and financial aid it gives to the Middle East nation. Twenty-three percent (23%) disagree, while just as many (24%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2-3, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Just 27% Say Trump Too Aggressive With Iran

    President Trump continues to tweet his strong support for pro-democracy protesters in Iran and his criticism of the authoritarian regime they hope to replace, prompting an angry response from the Iranian government. But few voters think he’s gone too far.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 2-3, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Favor Drug Testing of Food Stamp, Welfare Applicants

    Wisconsin is moving forward with a plan to drug test some food stamp recipients, and most voters nationwide would like to see a similar plan in the state they live in.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters believe any American applying for food stamps in their state should be drug tested. Just 31% disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on December 6-7, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters OK With Federal Probe of Planned Parenthood

    Voters still tend to support the use of tissue from aborted babies for medical purposes but agree with the government’s decision to look into how Planned Parenthood is handling this tissue.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 10-11, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • For U.S. Voters, Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Is A Close Call

    Voters are closely divided over President Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but among those who value the Jewish state most as a U.S. ally, the majority thinks it’s a good idea.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite widespread opposition in the Muslim world. Nearly as many (36%) are opposed, but one-in-four voters (24%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 6-7, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.