More Voters Support Government Tracking of Muslims
Friday, November 27, 2015
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he would support government tracking of Muslims living in the United States through a federal database, a plan his fellow GOP rivals say is going too far. Still, one-in-three voters - and a slight plurality of Republicans - support government monitoring of Muslims.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 32% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most individual Muslims should be monitored by the government as potential terrorists. Most (52%) are opposed to such a plan, but 16% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 17-18, 2015 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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