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IMMIGRATION

  • Most Still See Visa Scofflaws As Threat, Want Them Deported

    Most voters continue to believe that those who illegally overstay their visas to this country are a likely national security threat and that the federal government needs to work harder to send them home.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 14-15, 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.

  • Most Support Temporary Ban on Newcomers from Terrorist Havens

    Most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from several Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 25-26, 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.

  • To Wall or Not to Wall? Voters Expect Big Cut in Illegal Immigration

    Voters are closely divided over whether the United States should build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but most think it’s likely that President Trump will dramatically cut the number of illegal immigrants entering America. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 25-26, 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.

  • Should Some Immigrants Get Preference Over Others?

    When it comes to legal immigration policies, voters still oppose giving special preference to some over others. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 18-19, 2016 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.

  • Do Most Immigrants Want the American Dream?

    Voters strongly believe in the dreams of newcomers to America but remain more skeptical about whether new immigrants share those dreams. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 18-19, 2016 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 Don’t See Need for More Legal Immigrants Even with Border Control

    Most voters continue to favor legal immigration but don’t support increasing the number allowed into the country even if illegal immigration is finally gotten under control.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 18-19, 2016 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 GOP Voters Want a Border Wall in Trump’s First Year

    Republican support for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border right away remains strong, but other voters are growing even less enthusiastic. With it or without it, voters are closely divided over whether President-elect Trump and the GOP Congress can stop illegal immigration into this country.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump should build a wall along the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration during his first year in office. Fifty-three percent (53%) disagree, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 4-5, 2016 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 Show Stronger Support for ‘Kate’s Law’ Sentencing For Illegal Immigrant Felons

    Voters appear to be strongly on board with two policies president-elect Donald Trump is calling for when he enters the White House: deporting illegal immigrants convicted of major felonies and mandatory prison sentences for those who try to return.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a plan that calls for mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a felony in this country. Just 13% are opposed. These findings are nearly identical to those measured in August of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 15-16, 2016 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.

  • Do Voters Want to Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities?

    Voters still support punitive action against so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws, although Democrats and unaffiliated voters are more protective of these cities than they have been in the past.

  • Voters Say No to Obamacare Health Insurance for Illegal Immigrants

    California is seeking an Obamacare waiver from the federal government so that illegal immigrants can buy health insurance through the state’s health care exchange. But most voters don’t support a similar effort where they live. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on September 18-19, 2016 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.