Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #23645
 
1How familiar are you with the DACA program, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has protected young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from being deported? Very familiar? Somewhat familiar? Not very familiar? Or not at all familiar?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFamiliar DACA?Party AffiliationParty Affiliation AggregIdeologyIdeology AggregatedAttend ChurchEvangelicalMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryNot At AStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalNeverOccasionRegularlYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Very29%40%18%30%34%26%19%32%24%28%12%40%20%100%0%0%0%60%25%25%25%24%34%44%37%25%37%49%31%24%25%42%37%24%33%23%30%41%43%26%27%29%19%28%34%28%26%34%36%27%**
Somewhat36%32%39%33%34%41%43%33%41%36%56%30%37%0%100%0%0%27%29%50%36%50%34%33%28%44%33%34%39%39%37%29%37%39%33%36%36%34%33%38%32%38%34%31%41%30%38%39%34%40%**
Not Very15%11%19%13%13%16%26%13%19%15%13%14%15%0%0%100%0%7%21%14%13%15%14%13%16%14%14%10%13%17%10%20%12%17%15%17%15%11%12%17%23%12%15%20%11%18%14%12%12%16%**
Not At All18%15%20%21%16%17%12%19%16%18%19%14%21%0%0%0%100%6%25%10%23%12%18%7%18%16%14%6%17%17%26%7%13%17%17%23%17%9%11%18%17%18%26%19%14%22%18%13%16%17%**
Not Sure2%2%3%3%4%0%0%3%0%1%0%3%6%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%3%0%0%4%0%1%1%2%0%2%1%3%1%2%2%2%2%4%2%2%1%3%5%3%1%3%3%1%3%1%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%31%24%8%67%33%60%5%23%12%29%36%15%18%6%12%14%19%10%21%10%18%43%31%10%18%40%13%12%28%40%25%44%34%22%23%68%25%73%17%38%45%32%37%31%36%54%5%
 
 
2Is the DACA program good for America? Or bad for America?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFamiliar DACA?Party AffiliationParty Affiliation AggregIdeologyIdeology AggregatedAttend ChurchEvangelicalMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryNot At AStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalNeverOccasionRegularlYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Good For America51%56%46%57%47%46%51%52%47%47%36%67%46%65%60%44%20%25%37%38%50%66%60%85%33%50%68%28%42%53%56%78%37%53%67%55%48%46%45%56%47%53%43%49%55%56%47%50%61%45%**
Bad For America18%20%16%12%19%24%23%15%24%20%16%11%22%24%19%17%10%52%24%34%14%6%15%4%33%19%12%32%32%17%9%6%32%17%7%14%21%21%26%17%24%16%14%17%21%7%20%27%16%21%**
Not Sure31%24%38%31%34%29%26%32%29%33%47%22%32%11%22%38%71%23%39%28%35%28%25%11%34%31%20%40%26%31%35%16%31%31%25%30%31%33%29%27%29%31%43%34%24%36%33%24%22%33%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%31%24%8%67%33%60%5%23%12%29%36%15%18%6%12%14%19%10%21%10%18%43%31%10%18%40%13%12%28%40%25%44%34%22%23%68%25%73%17%38%45%32%37%31%36%54%5%
 
 
3The Trump administration has announced the DACA program will end in March, and that no new applications will be processed. DACA was created by an executive order during the Obama administration, and the Trump administration says Congress will need to pass legislation if it wishes to continue a version of DACA. Is the Trump administration making the right decision? Or the wrong decision?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFamiliar DACA?Party AffiliationParty Affiliation AggregIdeologyIdeology AggregatedAttend ChurchEvangelicalMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryNot At AStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalNeverOccasionRegularlYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Right Decision27%33%22%21%28%32%39%24%34%33%18%19%21%36%28%24%16%83%46%47%27%4%16%7%58%28%13%71%49%22%7%6%57%22%7%21%32%32%42%23%32%26%24%25%31%20%29%34%24%31%**
Wrong Decision52%53%52%61%45%52%44%54%50%45%61%69%56%59%56%50%36%9%28%33%47%75%72%88%22%49%77%21%34%54%73%86%29%54%79%56%50%49%41%59%54%52%55%55%50%59%50%48%63%46%**
Not Sure20%14%27%18%27%16%18%22%16%23%21%12%22%4%15%26%47%8%26%20%26%21%12%6%20%22%10%7%18%24%20%8%14%24%14%22%18%19%17%19%14%22%21%21%19%21%21%18%14%22%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%31%24%8%67%33%60%5%23%12%29%36%15%18%6%12%14%19%10%21%10%18%43%31%10%18%40%13%12%28%40%25%44%34%22%23%68%25%73%17%38%45%32%37%31%36%54%5%
 
 
4Do you think Congress should? Or should not? Pass legislation to continue a version of DACA?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFamiliar DACA?Party AffiliationParty Affiliation AggregIdeologyIdeology AggregatedAttend ChurchEvangelicalMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryNot At AStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalNeverOccasionRegularlYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Should63%66%60%65%58%65%67%62%66%60%63%74%55%75%69%57%43%53%44%54%60%81%75%90%47%63%80%61%51%60%75%88%54%60%81%64%60%66%58%68%65%62%59%63%64%68%57%66%75%57%**
Should Not17%18%15%13%18%21%13%16%19%18%15%14%18%20%16%20%11%41%20%27%19%9%13%4%27%19%10%27%27%17%9%4%27%17%7%14%22%13%22%16%21%16%13%17%17%11%17%23%10%22%**
Not Sure20%16%25%22%24%14%19%23%15%22%22%12%27%5%14%23%46%6%35%20%21%10%12%6%25%18%10%12%22%23%16%8%19%23%12%21%18%21%20%16%14%22%27%19%18%22%26%12%15%21%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%31%24%8%67%33%60%5%23%12%29%36%15%18%6%12%14%19%10%21%10%18%43%31%10%18%40%13%12%28%40%25%44%34%22%23%68%25%73%17%38%45%32%37%31%36%54%5%
 
 
5Do you think Congress will? Or will not? Pass legislation to continue a version of DACA?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFamiliar DACA?Party AffiliationParty Affiliation AggregIdeologyIdeology AggregatedAttend ChurchEvangelicalMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryNot At AStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalNeverOccasionRegularlYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Will29%35%22%27%30%29%29%28%29%31%30%26%20%37%28%35%14%43%43%28%19%26%33%26%43%24%31%42%35%30%16%28%38%30%22%26%29%31%34%26%30%29%18%34%28%21%36%27%34%26%**
Will Not30%31%28%30%30%32%17%30%28%27%38%33%29%36%27%26%29%28%20%37%43%20%30%28%23%35%29%27%28%29%36%33%28%29%34%27%34%28%25%32%32%29%24%27%34%25%27%37%30%32%**
Not Sure42%34%50%43%40%39%54%42%43%41%32%41%51%27%46%39%57%29%37%35%38%54%38%46%34%41%40%30%37%41%49%39%35%41%44%47%36%41%40%42%38%43%58%39%38%53%37%36%37%42%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%31%24%8%67%33%60%5%23%12%29%36%15%18%6%12%14%19%10%21%10%18%43%31%10%18%40%13%12%28%40%25%44%34%22%23%68%25%73%17%38%45%32%37%31%36%54%5%
 
 
6In general, should people living in the United States illegally be deported? Or be offered a legal path to become citizens?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceFamiliar DACA?Party AffiliationParty Affiliation AggregIdeologyIdeology AggregatedAttend ChurchEvangelicalMilitary HousehoEducationIncomeUrbanity
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherVerySomewhatNot VeryNot At AStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependVery ConSomewhatModerateSomewhatVery LibConservaModerateLiberalNeverOccasionRegularlYesNoYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRural
Be Deported21%24%18%12%30%24%20%20%23%24%28%11%21%28%17%22%19%59%35%27%22%6%16%10%43%20%14%49%29%20%8%11%36%20%9%23%22%17%28%20%24%20%21%21%21%19%20%25%17%25%**
Offered a Legal Path To Become Citizens68%65%71%79%57%68%65%69%67%63%65%81%70%66%74%70%66%30%49%66%69%87%78%84%43%72%80%41%58%71%84%85%52%71%84%70%68%65%61%71%71%68%66%68%69%69%71%64%73%66%**
Not Sure11%10%11%9%13%8%15%11%10%13%6%7%8%7%9%8%15%11%16%7%9%7%6%7%14%8%6%11%13%9%9%4%12%9%7%8%10%18%11%9%6%12%12%11%9%12%9%11%10%9%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%36%31%24%8%67%33%60%5%23%12%29%36%15%18%6%12%14%19%10%21%10%18%43%31%10%18%40%13%12%28%40%25%44%34%22%23%68%25%73%17%38%45%32%37%31%36%54%5%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.