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Immigration Index Trends

Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index

Mar 22-26

97.9

Mar 15-19

99.6

Mar 8-12

101.1

Mar 1-5

100.3

Feb 23-27

101.6

Feb 16-20

99.7

Feb 9-13

102.4

Feb 2-6

105.8

Jan 26-30

99.7

Jan 19-23

102.7

Jan 12-16

100.5

Jan 5-9

99.7

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

98.4

Dec 23-28

100.1

Dec 15-19

97.0

Dec 8-12

92.4

Dec 2-6, 2019

100.0

On the question of illegal immigration, is the government doing too much or too little to reduce illegal border crossings and visitor overstays?

Dates:

Too much

Too little

About right

Not sure

Mar 22-26

31%

39%

22%

8%

Mar 15-19

33%

40%

20%

7%

Mar 8-12

32%

38%

21%

9%

Mar 1-5

34%

40%

19%

7%

Feb 23-27

34%

39%

19%

8%

Feb 16-20

31%

44%

18%

7%

Feb 9-13

34%

41%

18%

8%

Feb 2-6

35%

40%

18%

7%

Jan 26-30

33%

42%

18%

7%

Jan 19-23

32%

41%

19%

7%

Jan 12-16

37%

39%

17%

7%

Jan 5-9

31%

43%

17%

9%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

29%

44%

17%

9%

Dec 23-28

33%

43%

17%

8%

Dec 15-19

30%

46%

17%

7%

Dec 8-12

31%

48%

15%

6%

Dec 2-6, 2019

32%

45%

15%

8%

In trying to control illegal immigration, should the government mandate that all employers use the federal electronic E-Verify system to help ensure that they hire only legal workers for U.S. jobs?

Dates:

Yes

No

Not sure

Mar 22-26

68%

17%

15%

Mar 15-19

68%

21%

11%

Mar 8-12

66%

22%

13%

Mar 1-5

68%

19%

13%

Feb 23-27

68%

21%

11%

Feb 16-20

66%

19%

15%

Feb 9-13

68%

19%

14%

Feb 2-6

64%

22%

14%

Jan 26-30

68%

20%

12%

Jan 19-23

66%

20%

14%

Jan 12-16

67%

21%

12%

Jan 5-9

68%

20%

12%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

68%

19%

13%

Dec 23-28

66%

20%

14%

Dec 15-19

67%

21%

12%

Dec 8-12

69%

18%

13%

Dec 2-6, 2019

68%

19%

13%

Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose giving lifetime work permits to most of the approximately two million illegal residents who came to this country when they were minors?

Dates:

Strongly favor

Somewhat favor

Somewhat oppose

Strongly oppose

Not sure

Mar 22-26

33%

25%

17%

17%

8%

Mar 15-19

36%

23%

18%

18%

6%

Mar 8-12

34%

24%

16%

18%

7%

Mar 1-5

35%

22%

16%

19%

8%

Feb 23-27

34%

23%

18%

18%

8%

Feb 16-20

33%

23%

17%

19%

7%

Feb 9-13

34%

25%

17%

18%

7%

Feb 2-6

34%

27%

16%

16%

6%

Jan 26-30

36%

22%

19%

16%

7%

Jan 19-23

37%

22%

16%

18%

6%

Jan 12-16

35%

25%

16%

17%

6%

Jan 5-9

32%

24%

17%

19%

8%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

33%

24%

16%

18%

8%

Dec 23-28

35%

23%

18%

18%

7%

Dec 15-19

32%

25%

17%

19%

7%

Dec 8-12

32%

24%

18%

20%

7%

Dec 2-6, 2019

34%

24%

17%

18%

6%

Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose giving lifetime work permits to most of the estimated 12 million illegal residents of all ages who currently reside in the United States?

Dates:

Strongly favor

Somewhat favor

Somewhat oppose

Strongly oppose

Not sure

Mar 22-26

20%

24%

19%

30%

8%

Mar 15-19

22%

22%

20%

30%

6%

Mar 8-12

23%

20%

19%

29%

8%

Mar 1-5

23%

21%

19%

30%

7%

Feb 23-27

22%

22%

19%

30%

7%

Feb 16-20

21%

22%

18%

30%

8%

Feb 9-13

22%

23%

18%

30%

6%

Feb 2-6

23%

22%

18%

29%

7%

Jan 26-30

22%

22%

19%

30%

7%

Jan 19-23

23%

21%

20%

30%

6%

Jan 12-16

21%

25%

19%

28%

7%

Jan 5-9

19%

21%

19%

32%

9%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

21%

21%

20%

30%

7%

Dec 23-28

21%

24%

18%

29%

8%

Dec 15-19

20%

25%

21%

30%

5%

Dec 8-12

21%

21%

19%

33%

6%

Dec 2-6, 2019

22%

23%

18%

30%

7%

Which is closest to the number of new immigrants the government should be adding each year -- fewer than 500,000, 750,000, one million, one and a half million, or more than one and a half million?

Dates:

Fewer than 500,000

750,000

One million

One an a half million

More than one and a half million

Not sure

Mar 22-26

34%

16%

18%

6%

10%

15%

Mar 15-19

35%

14%

20%

6%

10%

14%

Mar 8-12

34%

14%

19%

7%

12%

15%

Mar 1-5

32%

13%

18%

8%

12%

17%

Feb 23-27

32%

13%

19%

8%

11%

16%

Feb 16-20

33%

15%

20%

6%

11%

16%

Feb 9-13

32%

15%

20%

6%

12%

14%

Feb 2-6

32%

13%

19%

9%

12%

15%

Jan 26-30

33%

15%

17%

8%

11%

16%

Jan 19-23

32%

13%

20%

7%

12%

17%

Jan 12-16

34%

14%

19%

7%

12%

15%

Jan 5-9

32%

14%

20%

7%

11%

15%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

34%

14%

19%

8%

11%

15%

Dec 23-28

34%

14%

18%

7%

10%

16%

Dec 15-19

36%

15%

17%

6%

11%

15%

Dec 8-12

38%

12%

18%

7%

10%

15%

Dec 2-6, 2019

33%

14%

18%

8%

12%

15%

Do you favor legal immigrants being allowed to bring with them only a spouse and minor children, or do you favor them also eventually bringing in other adult relatives in a process that can include extended family and their spouses' families?

Dates:

You favor legal immigrants being allowed to bring with them only a spouse and minor children

You favor also eventually bringing in other adult relatives that can include extended family and their spouses' families

Not sure

Mar 22-26

61%

28%

11%

Mar 15-19

63%

28%

9%

Mar 8-12

59%

30%

12%

Mar 1-5

59%

30%

10%

Feb 23-27

60%

29%

11%

Feb 16-20

60%

30%

10%

Feb 9-13

57%

33%

10%

Feb 2-6

56%

34%

9%

Jan 26-30

58%

31%

11%

Jan 19-23

57%

32%

11%

Jan 12-16

62%

30%

8%

Jan 5-9

59%

30%

11%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

60%

30%

10%

Dec 23-28

59%

30%

11%

Dec 15-19

59%

32%

9%

Dec 8-12

64%

26%

10%

Dec 2-6, 2019

60%

30%

11%

When businesses say they are having trouble finding Americans to take jobs in construction, manufacturing, hospitality and other service work, what is generally best for the country? Is it better for businesses to raise the pay and try harder to recruit non-working Americans even if it causes prices to rise, or is it better for the government to bring in new foreign workers to help keep business costs and prices down?

Dates:

Better for businesses to raise the pay and try harder to recruit non-working Americans even if it causes prices to rise

Better for the government to bring in new foreign workers to help keep business costs and prices down

Not sure

Mar 22-26

60%

23%

17%

Mar 15-19

60%

24%

16%

Mar 8-12

59%

24%

17%

Mar 1-5

62%

23%

14%

Feb 23-27

60%

25%

15%

Feb 16-20

61%

24%

15%

Feb 9-13

58%

26%

16%

Feb 2-6

59%

23%

18%

Jan 26-30

63%

22%

15%

Jan 19-23

59%

24%

16%

Jan 12-16

61%

24%

15%

Jan 5-9

58%

23%

19%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

60%

24%

16%

Dec 23-28

60%

22%

18%

Dec 15-19

60%

22%

17%

Dec 8-12

65%

21%

14%

Dec 2-6, 2019

60%

24%

17%

Should Congress increase the number of foreign workers taking higher-skill U.S. jobs or does the country already have enough talented people to train and recruit for most of those jobs?

Dates:

Increase the number of foreign workers taking higher-skill U.S. jobs

The country already has enough talented people to train and recruit for most of those jobs

Not sure

Mar 22-26

27%

58%

15%

Mar 15-19

30%

57%

13%

Mar 8-12

27%

58%

17%

Mar 1-5

27%

60%

13%

Feb 23-27

29%

56%

15%

Feb 16-20

28%

59%

13%

Feb 9-13

28%

57%

15%

Feb 2-6

29%

55%

15%

Jan 26-30

29%

57%

14%

Jan 19-23

29%

55%

16%

Jan 12-16

28%

60%

13%

Jan 5-9

26%

57%

17%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

26%

58%

16%

Dec 23-28

29%

56%

15%

Dec 15-19

27%

61%

13%

Dec 8-12

27%

62%

11%

Dec 2-6, 2019

28%

58%

14%

In terms of the effect on the overall quality of life in the United States, do you favor continuing this level of immigration-driven population growth, slowing down immigration-driven population growth or having no immigration-driven population growth at all?

Dates:

Continue immigration driven population growth at the current levels

Slow down immigration driven population growth

Have no immigration driven population growth at all

Not sure

Mar 22-26

33%

42%

15%

10%

Mar 15-19

35%

43%

15%

8%

Mar 8-12

32%

45%

13%

10%

Mar 1-5

33%

41%

16%

10%

Feb 23-27

34%

45%

13%

9%

Feb 16-20

33%

43%

13%

11%

Feb 9-13

35%

42%

14%

9%

Feb 2-6

36%

41%

13%

10%

Jan 26-30

34%

44%

13%

9%

Jan 19-23

34%

42%

13%

12%

Jan 12-16

33%

45%

13%

8%

Jan 5-9

33%

42%

13%

11%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

31%

43%

15%

11%

Dec 23-28

32%

42%

15%

10%

Dec 15-19

30%

47%

13%

9%

Dec 8-12

29%

46%

17%

9%

Dec 2-6, 2019

32%

45%

15%

8%

Should immigration-driven population growth be reduced to limit the expansion of cities into U.S. wildlife habitats and farmland?

Dates:

Yes

No

Not sure

Mar 22-26

42%

27%

32%

Mar 15-19

42%

28%

30%

Mar 8-12

38%

28%

34%

Mar 1-5

38%

30%

31%

Feb 23-27

40%

31%

29%

Feb 16-20

39%

30%

32%

Feb 9-13

40%

31%

30%

Feb 2-6

38%

29%

34%

Jan 26-30

43%

28%

29%

Jan 19-23

40%

28%

33%

Jan 12-16

43%

26%

31%

Jan 5-9

37%

29%

34%

Dec 29-30 & Jan 2-4, 2020

41%

27%

32%

Dec 23-28

41%

26%

34%

Dec 15-19

43%

29%

29%

Dec 8-12

42%

28%

30%

Dec 2-6, 2019

39%

29%

32%

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