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IMMIGRATION

  • Does America Need New Immigration Laws?

    Most voters still think enforcement of current immigration laws is key, but a growing number believe new laws should go on the books in order to stop illegal immigration. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 2015 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 Want to Build A Wall, Deport Felon Illegal Immigrants

    As far as voters are concerned – and not just Republicans -  Donald Trump has a winning formula for fighting illegal immigration.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of Likely Republican Voters agree with the GOP presidential hopeful that the United States should build a wall along the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration. Seventeen percent (17%) of GOP voters disagree, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 17-18, 2015 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 Favor Deportation More Than Government Does

    President Obama's plan to exempt up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation remains tied up in court, but most voters still don’t think the United States is aggressive enough in deporting those who are here illegally.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. government is not aggressive enough in deporting those who are in this country illegally. That shows little change from April but is up from 52% in April of last year. Twelve percent (12%) think the government is too aggressive, down from 16% in April. Sixteen percent (16%) now think the number of deportations is about right, while 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 30 and August 2, 2015 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 Want to Punish Sanctuary Cities

    Following the murder of a young woman in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant from Mexico, voters want to get tough on so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to enforce immigration laws.

    Sixty-two percent (62%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. Justice Department should take legal action against cities that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% oppose Justice Department action against sanctuary cities. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 8-9, 2015 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.

  • How the Media Spins the Immigration Issue

    Most voters expect biased media coverage of the 2016 presidential race, and the media response to recent immigration comments by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is a good case in point.

    Clinton, still by far the leading candidate for next year’s Democratic presidential nomination, said recently that President Obama’s plan to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from immigration doesn’t go far enough. Just this week, the former first lady and secretary of State criticized Republicans for not pushing hard enough for a pathway to citizenship for those already here illegally.

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  • Most Agree with Trump that Illegal Immigration Increases Crime

    Donald Trump has taken a lot of criticism from Democrats and other Republican presidential hopefuls over his candid remarks about the criminality of many illegal immigrants, but most voters think Trump is right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 2 and 5, 2015 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.

  • Immigration Numbers Leave Voters Guessing

    Most U.S. voters are unaware that the number of legal immigrants outnumber those who come to the United States illegally.
     
     A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters think the number of illegal immigrants coming to the United States annually outnumber legal immigrants. Only 20% correctly recognize that legal immigrants are the larger number, while 19% aren’t sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 954 Likely Voters was conducted on June 2-3, 2015 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 Don’t Play Favorites When It Comes to Immigration

    As far as legal immigration is concerned, voters are more about fair play than about what might be better for the country.

    Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should treat all potential immigrants equally. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 37% think the country should give preference to those with higher levels of education and better economic prospects. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 954 Likely Voters was conducted on June 2-3, 2015 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 Are Still Fans of Legal Immigration

    Most voters continue to welcome those who immigrate to this country legally, and they’re even more welcoming if illegal immigration is stopped. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 954 Likely Voters was conducted on June 2-3, 2015 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 Still Question Whether Most Immigrants Want the American Dream

    Voters remain overwhelmingly positive about immigrants who work hard to support their families but also still wonder whether that is usually the case these days.

    Eighty percent (80%) of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of immigrants who come to the United States to work hard, support their families and pursue the American Dream, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s the highest finding in regular tracking since May 2013, up from 77% in February and 71% last November. Just 11% have an unfavorable opinion of such immigrants. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 952 Likely Voters was conducted on May 27-28, 2015 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.