National polls consistently reflect a strong
dissatisfaction with the current mass immigration policies of the United
States government. Native-born and foreign-born Americans alike want a
reduction in immigration. Although the American public desires a
significant reduction in immigration, institutions and organizations are not
responding to this desire. See Disconnect.
Wall Street Journal/NBC News, December 1998:
72% feel "immigration should not increase because it will cost U.S. jobs
and increase unemployment."
Wirthlin Worldwide, August 1997
53% of all Americans think immigration should be decreased.
Horatio Alger Association, August 1996:
67% of teens feel legal immigration to the U.S. should be reduced.
Wall Street Journal's American Opinion Survey,
December 1996 72% of all Americans favor lowering immigration.
Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, March 1996 52%
of adult Americans favor establishing a five-year ban on ALL legal and
illegal immigration into the United States.
NPG/Roper Poll, February 1996:
83% of Americans favor a lower level of immigration.
70% want immigration reduced to 300,000 annually.
20% want to halt all immigration.
USA Today/Gallup, July 1995
65% of Americans thought that the level of immigration should be
61% of immigrants favored a national identity ID card
CBS News/New York Times, September 1995:
63% of Americans think immigration levels were too high.
66% of Republicans want less immigration.
60% of Democrats want less immigration.
Opinion Research Corporation, July 1995
63% thought that our immigration policy is too generous.
CBS News/New York Times, September 1994
63% of Americans thought that the level of immigration should be
decreased, including 66% of Republicans, 60% of Democrats, and 64% of
CBS News, January 1994
65% thought conditions in the U.S. were too difficult to admit immigrants
who have nothing.
53% thought most recent immigrants cause problems.
Time/CNN, September 1993:
80% consider it important for the federal government to track down illegal
aliens living the United States.
73% feel the U.S. should "strictly limit" immigration.
50% favor requiring all U.S. citizens to carry a national identification
Newsweek, July 1993:
59% feel that immigration was a good thing for this country in the past.
60% feel that immigration is a bad thing for this country now.
CNN/USA Today/Gallup, July 1993:
76% feel that immigration should be stopped or reduced until the
65% believe immigration should be decreased generally.
Hispanic USA Research Group survey of
Hispanic Americans, June 1993:
89% of Hispanic Americans strongly support an immediate moratorium on
74% feel fewer immigrants should be allowed and stronger restrictions
should be enforced.
New York Times/CBS News, June 1993
61% felt that immigration should be decreased
Latino National Political Survey, December 1992
75% of Mexican-Americans agree there are too many immigrants in this
79% of Puerto Ricans agree;
65% of Cuban-Americans agree;
74% of "Anglos" agree.