60% See Growing Number of Illegal Immigrants to Be An Invasion of United States

Sixty percent (60%) of voters see the growing number of illegal immigrants to be an invasion of the United States. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 30% disagree and say it is not an invasion.

Private sector workers, by a 64% to 28% margin, see it as an invasion. Government employees are more evenly divided–47% say it’s an invasion, 42% disagree.

By an 82% to 11% margin, Republicans say it’s an invasion. Independent voters, by a 55% to 27% margin, agree.

However, a narrow plurality of Democrats (48%) take the opposite view.

Among voters who are aware that the United States takes in more immigrants than any other nation in the world, 76% see the growing number of illegal immigrants as an invasion.  Among those who mistakenly believe some other nations take in more immigrants than the U.S., 68% say it’s not an invasion.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from May 27-29, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 170 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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