55% Oppose D.C. Statehood
Democrats in Congress are pushing to confer statehood on the District of Columbia, but most Americans are against the idea. In fact, statehood for Puerto Rico is more popular than statehood for the nation’s capital.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of American Adults favor making Washington, D.C., a state. Fifty-five percent (55%) are against D.C. statehood and 16% say they’re not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 22-23, 2021 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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