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50% Say No to Living in a Sanctuary Community

A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the Trump administration cannot deny Philadelphia grant money because of its status as a sanctuary city that protects illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities. Half of voters continue to oppose their community declaring itself a sanctuary community, with many who think such communities are less safe.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 37% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the community they live in declaring itself a sanctuary community, while 50% oppose it. Another 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 7 & 10, 2018 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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