Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted January 29-30, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?
2* How important is it to improve border enforcement and reduce illegal immigration?
3* How important is it to legalize the status of illegal immigrants already in this country?
4* A proposal has been made to provide a path to U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants already in this country. The proposal also would penalize employers for hiring illegal immigrants and take other steps to secure the nation’s borders. Do you favor or oppose this proposal?
5* If the proposal becomes law, how likely is it that the federal government will make a serious effort to secure the borders and reduce illegal immigration?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence