60% Favor Plan to Offer Citizenship In Exchange for Military Service
Friday, April 04, 2014
House Republicans are proposing a plan that would allow young illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens by joining the military, and most voters favor such a plan.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the military should be allowed to offer U.S. citizenship to non-citizens who are willing to serve and do so honorably for at least five years. But support for that plan is down five points from 65% in early February.
Twenty-five percent (25%) disagree, up from 19% in the previous survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 1-2, 2014 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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