Americans Support Statehood for Puerto Rico More than D.C.
Despite Puerto Rico’s ongoing fiscal issues, a sizable number of Americans support making the longtime U.S. commonwealth an official state. There remains far less support for granting statehood to Washington, D.C.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of American Adults now believe Puerto Rico should be a state, up from 35% in the fall of 2013. Largely unchanged are the 39% who disagree and the 21% who are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 26-27, 2017 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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