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USPoll: Two-Thirds of Voters Say Citizenship Question Should Be Allowed on Census

07:55  03 july  2019
07:55  03 july  2019 Source:   nationalreview.com

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Two - thirds of voters support allowing the U.S. census to include a question about an individual's citizenship status, disagreeing with the Supreme Court's decision to block the question .In a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released Tuesday, 67 percent of respondents said the question , " Is this.

Sixty-seven percent of voters said that the government should include a citizenship question on the 2020 census According to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released Tuesday, sixty-seven percent of voters said that the government should be allowed to ask U.S. residents if they are citizens .

Poll: Two-Thirds of Voters Say Citizenship Question Should Be Allowed on Census© Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2013.

Two-thirds of voters support allowing the U.S. census to include a question about an individual’s citizenship status, disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s decision to block the question.

In a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released Tuesday, 67 percent of respondents said the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” should be allowed on the census. That number included about 88 percent of Republicans, 52 percent of Democrats, and 63 percent of independents agreed.

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Two - thirds of voters support allowing the U.S. census to include a question about an individual’s citizenship status, disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s decision to block the question . In a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released Tuesday, 67 percent of respondents said the question

Two - thirds of voters seem to want the question included. “Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census , in this case for 2020,” President Trump wrote on Twitter following the

“The public here agrees with the administration that it makes sense to ask citizenship on the census,” said poll director Mark Penn. “It is a clear supermajority of Americans on this issue.”

The question has become a contentious issue because of its implications for undocumented immigrants, who may not want to reveal their citizenship statusfor fear of potential repercussions. Last week, the Supreme Court shot down the Trump administration’s push to include the question in the 2020 census, temporarily prohibiting the question’s inclusion while requesting that the Commerce Department explain in more detail why it is necessary. The administration said the question would enhance the enforcement of part of the Voting Rights Act.

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Sixty-seven percent of voters said the census should be able to ask whether people living in the U.S. are citizens The poll also found that the inclusion of the question was supported among members of both parties, with 88 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats supporting its inclusion.

a citizenship question on the 2020 census , and that includes a majority of Hispanic voters U.S. voters say the census should ask the citizenship question when the time comes. On Tuesday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway challenged why the citizenship question should even be

President Trump has floated delaying the 2020 census until the issue has been resolved.

“Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census, in this case for 2020,” Trump wrote on Twitter after the Court’s decision. “I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision on this very critical matter.”

“I think it’s very important to find out if somebody is a citizen as opposed to an illegal,” the president said on Monday.

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Trump citizenship plan will face logistical, legal hurdles.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After failing to get his citizenship question on the census, President Donald Trump now says his fallback plan will provide an even more accurate count — determining the citizenship of 90 percent of the population "or more." But his plan will likely be limited by logistical hurdles and legal restrictions. Trump wants to distill a massive trove of data across seven government agencies — and possibly across 50 states. It's far from clear how such varying systems can be mined, combined and compared. He directed the Commerce Department, which manages the census, to form a working group.

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