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Most Still Say Newcomers Should Adopt American Culture

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The majority of voters still say newcomers to America should adopt our culture, language and heritage, but that number is down from surveys over the past few years. More than ever now say they should keep their own customs.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters say that when people move to America from other parts of the world, they should adopt America’s culture. That’s down from 72% in December and the lowest finding since late 2012. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on August 9-10, 2017. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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