Recent polling on immigration


CNN’s exit surveys of voters

What is the most important issue facing the country:

Trump voters said immigration first, above terrorism, the economy, and foreign policy. Clinton voters placed immigration last, below foreign policy, economy, and terrorism.

Illegal immigrants working in the U.S. should be:

Offered legal status: 70% (Clinton voters 61%, Trump voters 33%)
Should be deported to home country 24% (Clinton 14% Trump 83%)

(other responses = other/no answer)

On the Trump executive orders on immigration (“the ban”):

In the Reuters/Ipsos poll some 31% of people said the ban made them feel “more safe,” while 26% said it made them feel “less safe.” Another 33% said it would not make any difference and the rest said they don’t know.

Democrats were more than three times as likely as Republicans to say that the “U.S. should continue to take in immigrants and refugees,” and Republicans were more than three times as likely as Democrats to agree that “banning people from Muslim countries is necessary to prevent terrorism.”

Most Americans, however, don’t think the country should show a preference for Christian refugees, as Trump has suggested. Some 56%, including 72% of Democrats and 45% of Republicans, disagreed that the country should “welcome Christian refugees, but not Muslim ones.”

(reported by Fortune).


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