North Carolina Poll Data
Poll Reveals North Carolinians Strongly Opposed to Senate Immigration Bill — June 2013
Rasmussen Poll: Arizona Law SB 1070
Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?
The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?
A Rasmussen Reports in partnership with FOX Television Stations, Inc. conducted on October 18, 2007 of 500 Likely Voters found:
- 71% of the state’s voters say it is “very important to for the government to improve border enforcement and reduce illegal immigration.”
- If given a choice, 53% believe the state should deport all the illegal immigrants it can as opposed to “accept the illegal immigrants who are already here and then preventing more from entering the state.”
An Elon University poll taken from April 16-19, 2007 of 476 adults found that:
- 93% believe that illegal immigration is either a very important issue (65.3%) or a somewhat important issue (27%).
- 63% disagree (34% strongly disagree) with proposals that would allow undocumented immigrants to stay in the country for several years as long as they have employment.
- 56% think that immigrants are a burden on the state because of the jobs, housing and health care they take.
- 50.4 agree that Hispanic and Latinos have had a negative impact on North Carolina.
- Controlling immigration tied with improving public education as the issue that needs the most attention from the state government. (September, 2006, Civitas Institute poll of 800 registered voters)
- Nearly 80% of North Carolina residents believe the state should not give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses.
- Nearly 60% believe illegal immigrants who commit crimes should be deported.
- 90% of those polled this month believe North Carolina has an illegal immigration problem.
- Nearly 80% believe companies who hire illegal immigrants should be fined if caught. (August, 2005, Civitas Institute poll of 800 registered voters.)
According to the Raleigh News and Observer newspaper, a poll by the Civitas Institute, a conservative North Carolina group, found in a state-wide poll released June 29, 2005 that 20% of North Carolinians identified immigration control as a top issue (exceeded only by jobs, lower health care costs and public education). The poll also found that three-fourths of the respondents are opposed to in-state tuition for illegal aliens according to a news account by Raleigh-Durham’s TV Channel 14 news.
A poll conducted in November 2003 by Research 2000 for The News & Observer (sampling error margin +/- 4%age points) found large majorities in favor of reducing legal immigration and against allowing illegal aliens to stay in the country. Asked about the level of legal immigration, 74% responded that it is too high. Asked if illegal Mexican workers should be allowed to stay, 73% said no. (“Welcome mat not out for state’s immigrants, poll shows”, The News & Observer November 24, 2003)
- 74% of North Carolinians think the United States admits too many legal immigrants.
- 73% said illegal aliens should not be allowed to remain in the United States. (News & Observer Poll, November 2003)