41% Think a Child Born in the U.S. to an Illegal Immigrant Should Be a Citizen
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
More voters than ever think that if a woman comes to the United States illegally and gives birth to a child here, that child should be a U.S. citizen. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters share that view, up from September’s previous high of 37%.
But 51% still disagree and do not think the child in that situation should be granted citizenship. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 14-15, 2012 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.
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