Half See Gun Violence, Illegal Immigration as Crises

Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters see gun violence as a crisis in the United States today. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 50% see illegal immigration as a crisis.

Climate change is seen as a crisis by 38%, big tech censorship by 30%, and abortion by 27%.

There are significant partisan differences on all topics.

On gun violence, 74% of Democrats see it as a crisis. That view is shared by 43% of Independents and 34% of Republicans.

On illegal immigration, 73% of Republicans see it as a crisis. Forty-two percent (42%) of Independents and 31% of Democrats.

As for climate change, 54% of Democrats consider it a crisis. Just 27% of Independents and 24% of Republicans agree.

Voters who support policies like those of Senator Bernie Sanders are more likely than traditional Democrats to see climate change as a crisis.

Those who support policies like those of former President Donald Trump are less likely than traditional Republicans to see climate change as a crisis.

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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from June 24-26, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 153 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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