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Rasmussen Reports Weekly Immigration Index - Week Ending December 12, 2019

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of December 8-12, 2019, is at 92.4.

The Index is based on a series of questions designed to determine whether voters are moving toward an immigration system that encourages more immigration to the United States or a one that reduces the level of immigration here. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

All surveys are compared to a baseline – set the week of December 2-6, 2019 - which has been given an Index of 100. A weekly finding moving up over 100 indicates growing support for a more expansive immigration system. A weekly index number falling below 100 indicates increased support for a more restrictive immigration system. 

Because weekly surveying for the Index has just begun, however, it is too early to draw any conclusions. Like all tracking surveys, it is best understood over time. 

Crosstabs and topline responses and historical data are also available to the public.

The Immigration Index will be updated every Tuesday at noon Eastern.

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Among the findings in the latest survey, 48% of voters say the government is doing too little to reduce illegal border crossings and visitor overstays. Thirty-one percent (31%) think it’s doing too much, while 15% rate the level of action as about right.

When it comes to its effect on the overall quality of life in the United States, 29% want to continue immigration-driven population growth at current levels. But 46% want to slow that population growth down, while 17% want to have no immigration-driven growth at all.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) believe the government should restrict legal immigration to no more than one million per year, with 38% who advocate fewer than 500,000.

The survey of 1,250 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted December 8-12, 2019 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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