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66% Favor Citizenship Question on Census

A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to restore a citizenship question to the 2020 census, even though it’s a question most Americans want to ask.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of American Adults think the U.S. Census should ask respondents whether they are citizens of the United States. Twenty-three percent (23%) disagree, but 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 16-17, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 16-17, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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