Public opinion on a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants U.S. 2019

In 2019, when asked how undocumented immigrants to the United States should be handled, 72 percent of American survey respondents said that there should be a way for them to stay in the country legally, providing that they meet certain requirements. In 2017, it was estimated that there were about 10.5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Public opinion on a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants in the United States in 2019

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Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 22 to August 4, 2019

Number of respondents

4,175 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

During the survey, the question was posed as follows: "Which comes closest to your view about how to handle undocumented immigrants who are now living in the U.S.?"
Figures may not add to 100 percent because of rounding.

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