Posted on January 27, 2017 in Reports

Immigrant_American_Attitudes_Poll_Cover.jpgThe Arab American Institute (AAI) released a new Zogby Analytics poll tracking American Attitudes toward immigration, civil rights, and surveillance on Friday, January 27, 2017.


Key Findings

  • 41% of Americans, including 52% of Democrats and 44% of Independents, believe we should proceed with the plan to resettle Syrian refugees.
  • 59% of Democrats and a plurality of Republicans and Independents believe that undocumented immigrants, with no criminal record currently living and working in the United States should have a path to legal status.
  • Over half (52%) of Americans oppose a ban on immigrants and travelers who are Muslim.
  • A majority (51%) of Americans do not believe compromising or limiting the rights of American citizens is necessary for national security.
  • Three out of five Americans reported they were somewhat or very concerned about the surveillance and collection of their personal data, including social media, by the U.S. government.
  • Methodology

Zogby Analytics was commissioned by the Arab American Institute to conduct an online survey of 1005 adults in the US. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 1005 is +/- 3.1 percentage points.