Pew Poll: Most Say Undocumented Immigrants Should Stay

Will Donald Trump Win the 2020 Election?

  •                        

Most Americans, including a majority of Republicans and right-leaning independents, agree that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to legally remain in the United States, as long as they can meet certain criteria, a new Pew Research Center poll released Monday reveals. 

According to the poll of 4,175 people, conducted from July 22-Aug. 4 and carrying a margin of error of 1.9 percentage points, 72% of Americans favor allowing immigrants to stay. 

The numbers were down slightly from a similar study in March 2017, when 77% of Americans were in favor. 


The current numbers show 27% of the respondents oppose finding a way to allow undocumented immigrants to achieve legal status, and marked changing views with Republicans:

  • 54% of Republicans or GOP-leaning independents say they support granting legal status.
  • 45% were against the idea.
  • 38% were against a pathway to legal status in the 2017 study.

However, the survey showed that 42% of the Republicans and independents would favor an initiative that leads to deporting every undocumented immigrant out of the United States. 

Among Democrats and left-leaning independents, 87% favor allowing immigrants to remain in the United States legally. 

Meanwhile, most Americans said they do not think the government is handling the asylum crisis well:

  • 65% said they think the government is not doing a good job.
  • 38% said the government is doing a very bad job.
  • 27% said it is doing a somewhat bad job.
  • 33% said they think the government is doing a good job. 


© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Source link

Facebook has greatly reduced the distribution of our stories in our readers' newsfeeds and is instead promoting mainstream media sources. When you share to your friends, however, you greatly help distribute our content. Please take a moment and consider sharing this article with your friends and family. Thank you.

Facebook Comments