News Release | Steady Majority Support in 2013 Across Political, Religious Lines for Path to Citizenship in Immigration Reform[11.25.2013]
Support for immigration reform legislation, which is currently stalled in the House of Representatives, has remained steady throughout 2013, new research finds. A majority of Americans (63 percent) support immigration reform legislation that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the U.S. illegally, provided they meet certain requirements. Support for a path to citizenship crosses political and religious lines, including majorities of traditionally conservative groups such as Republicans (60 percent) and white evangelical Protestants (55 percent).
News Release: Majority of Libertarians Do Not Identify as Part of the Tea Party Movement, Finds American Values Survey[10.29.2013]
Despite conventional wisdom linking the Tea Party movement with the libertarian arm of the Republican Party, a majority of libertarians (61 percent) say they do not consider themselves a part of the Tea Party movement. Libertarians, who comprise seven percent of the public, also hold positions on many important economic and social issues that are distinct from the Tea Party and Republicans overall.