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81% Think Immigrants From Countries with Terrorist Ties Should Be Screened More Closely

Monday, May 13, 2013

Most Americans think the United States should welcome legal immigrants from around the world but believe those from countries with terrorist ties should be eyed more closely. They also think the United States should give preference to immigrants who are good for the economy.  

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of American Adults think the United States should treat all potential immigrants equally in thinking about immigration policy. But 29% feel the United States should allow more immigrants from some countries than from others.  Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 2013 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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