Americans Want Immigration Reduced: Opinion Polls
Roper ASW Poll. March 2003*
76% of Americans would prefer immigration below current levels
(about 1.5 per year);
58% of Americans favor fewer than 300,000 per year.
Roper Poll (as reported in the Washington Times) November
77% of Americans surveyed believe the government is not doing enough
to control the border
56% thought amnesty efforts for 3 million illegal immigrants by
Presidents Bush and Fox were a "bad or very bad idea."
Gallop Poll (as reported in the Washington Times) November
67% believe the government should not make it easier for illegal
immigrants to become citizens.
CIS/Zogby Poll. Attitudes Toward Amnesty. September 2001
33% of those Hispanics surveyed said they would be less likely
to vote for Bush in 2004 if he supported an amnesty.
15% percent said they would be more likely to vote for him.
Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. March 1996
52% of Americans favor establishing a five-year ban on ALL legal
and illegal immigration into the United States.
1996 Roper Poll* respondents who support immigration of
less than 300,000 per year
70% of All Respondents
73% of Blacks
52% of Hispanics
72% of Conservatives
71% of Moderates
66% of Liberals
72% of Democrats
70% of Republicans
Time/CNN September and November 1993
80% of those polled consider it important for the federal government
to track down illegal aliens living in the United States (Sept.).
73% of those polled feel the U.S. should "strictly limit"
immigration (Sept.).60% of Americans favor changes in federal law
to reduce the number of legal immigrants (Nov.).
Hispanic USA Research Group Survey of Hispanic Americans. June
89% of Hispanic Americans strongly support an immediate moratorium
on immigration. 74% feel fewer immigrants should be allowed and
stronger restrictions be enforced.
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