20% Believe Restaurant Owners Should Be Allowed To Refuse Service To Those With Different Political Views

Twenty percent (20%) of voters nationwide believe restaurant and hotel owners should be allowed to refuse service for those with different political views. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 69% disagree and 11% are not sure.

Twenty-nine percent (29%) of urban residents believe restaurant and hotel owners should be allowed to refuse service over political differences. That perspective is shared by 18% of rural voters and 15% of suburban voters.

Among those who approve of Donald Trump, 27% believe such refusal of service should be allowed. Among those who disapprove of the present, just 13% agree (see crosstab results).

When asked about specific groups of people, 19% said it would be legally and morally acceptable for a retail business owner to deny service to illegal immigrants. Additionally, 13% to 15% said it would be legally and morally acceptable to refuse service for Trump Supporters, Christians, Atheists, the poor, Members of the LGBTQ community, Opponents of Donald Trump, White people and Black people.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 6-7, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the Sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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