Toplines - Sanctuary Cities - October 28-29, 2009
National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 28-29, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about cities that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants?
37% Somewhat closely
24% Not very
8% Not at all
2% Not sure
2* In sanctuary cities, some illegal immigrants are not turned over to federal immigration authorities unless they are convicted of committing a felony crime. Do you favor or oppose the creation of sanctuary cities?
19% Not sure
3* Do you favor or oppose a cutoff of federal and state government funds to cities that provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants?
18% Not sure
4* Do sanctuary policies that protect illegal immigrants lead to an increase in crime?
30% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence