73% of Americans Favor Goals of Immigration Executive Action

Grantees in this story


The Religion and Politics Tracking Survey, conducted by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute, finds striking agreement for immigration reform across the political spectrum, suggesting that people just want it done. For example, 85 percent of Democrats, 73 percent of Independents, and 62 percent of Republicans express a preference for prioritizing the passage of comprehensive immigration legislation. Interestingly, the survey also found that while people supported the president’s goals for immigration reform, the response to his use of “executive action” was unfavorable.