65% Want United States to Be a Melting Pot

Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters favor the idea of the United States trying to be a Melting Pot. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 22% are opposed and 12% are not sure.

In the survey, the concept of America as a melting pot was described as a place where immigrants and new ethnic groups assimilate into our nation’s mainstream culture. As part of the process, American culture is influenced by the cultural traditions of the new immigrants

An earlier survey found that 58% believe it is fair to describe the U.S. as a Melting Pot today.

The goal of having America be a Melting Pot is favored by 70% of Hispanic voters, 66% of White voters, and 60% of Black voters.

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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from June 10-12, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 232 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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