The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of January 12-16, 2020 is at 100.5, up from 99.7 the week before.
All surveys are compared to a baseline – set the week of December 2-6, 2019 - which has been given an Index of 100. A weekly finding moving up over 100 indicates growing support for a more expansive immigration system. A weekly index number falling below 100 indicates increased support for a more restrictive immigration system.
Surveying - Index - Conclusions - Surveys - Understood
Because weekly surveying for the Index has just begun, however, it is too early to draw any conclusions. Like all tracking surveys, it is best understood over time.
Crosstabs, topline responses and historical data are also available to the public.
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Findings - Survey - % - Voters - Government
Among the findings in the latest survey, 39% of voters say the government is doing too little to reduce illegal border crossings and visitor overstays, while nearly as many (37%) think it’s doing too much. In previous surveys, there has been a double-digit gap between these two findings, with a plurality saying the government is doing too little. But it’s far too early to say whether this is a developing trend or just a statistical hiccup. Seventeen percent (17%) still rate the level of action as about right.
In an effort to control illegal immigration, 67% believe the government should mandate that all employers use the federal electronic E-Verify system to help ensure that they hire only legal workers for U.S. jobs. Only 21% disagree, but 12% are are not sure.
Percent - % - Voters - Lifetime - Work
Sixty percent (60%) of voters favor giving lifetime work permits to most of the approximately two million illegal residents who came to this country...
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