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Americans Still Strongly Support Citizenship Question on Census

The Trump administration wants to restore the citizenship question to the U.S. Census. Democratic leaders are strongly opposed, and the U.S. Supreme Court has put the issue on hold. But support for such a question remains strong among Americans.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults think the U.S. Census should ask respondents whether they are citizens of the United States. Just 28% disagree. These findings are little changed from January. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on June 27 and 30, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on June 27 and 30, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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