74% Want Focus on Recognizing All As Americans, Less on Ethnic Backgrounds

Seventy-four percent (74%) of voters believe we should focus more attention on recognizing all who live in the United States as Americans. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 12% disagree and believe we should focus more on ethnic and racial backgrounds. Another 12% are not sure.

A majority of all measured demographic groups agreed that the focus should be on recognizing all as Americans. Older voters were more strongly committed to that view than younger voters. White and Hispanic voters were more likely to hold that view than Black voters.

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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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