Two-thirds of U.S. voters want the government to include a question about an individual’s citizenship status on the 2020 census, a new survey has revealed.

Harvard CAPS/Harris released a poll on Tuesday which revealed that 67 percent of voters reported that the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” should be included on the 2020 census.

The poll comes on the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court decision made last week which ruled to temporarily block a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

The poll discovered that Americans from both ends of the political spectrum back a citizenship question.

Of the 67 percent of respondents who said that the citizenship question should be included, 88 percent were Republicans, 52 percent were Democrats, and 63 percent were independents.

“The public here agrees with the administration that it makes sense to ask citizenship on the census – it is a clear supermajority of Americans on this issue,” said Mark Penn, the Harvard CAPS/Harris polling director.

Jody Hice, a Republican from Georgia serving in the House of Representatives echoed this sentiment, saying “Most Americans want an accurate count of how many citizens are in our country. The citizenship question shouldn’t be a partisan issue – it’s a matter of simply knowing who is in America.”

“The Court’s disappointing ruling has stalled the process for now, but I believe the question is necessary,” she added.

In response to the court’s ruling, President Trump has considered delaying the 2020 census until the issue has been resolved.

Last week, following the Court’s decision, President Trump tweeted, “I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision on this very critical matter.”

“Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census, in this case for 2020,” he added.

“I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision on this very critical matter,” President Trump said.

This week the President reiterated his position, saying, “I think it’s very important to find out if somebody is a citizen as opposed to an illegal.”

The poll surveyed 2,182 registered voters from June 26th to June 29th.

9 thoughts on “Citizenship question on 2020 census is a Necessity”
  1. your sample may have shown that but as usual republicans lie, cheat and steal to try to get what they want.

    The sooner all of you creeps are dead the better off we’ll be.

  2. I gave up a piece of my life and some body parts defending the United States of America. I want the citizens status in the 2020 Census!

  3. America NEEDS to know who is a U.S. Citizen or Illegal. Only U.S Citizens should be allowed to vote.

  4. When states’ population includes illegals that allows those states to have more seats in the House of Reps.
    that is an unfair advantage to those states. Certainly a disadvantage to states who don’t include illegals in their count for or who have small numbers of illegals in their populace count.

    Since illegals are NOT citizens why should they be counted at all??

  5. If 67% of the citizens want something and that something is clearly NOT unconstitutional, why the hell can’t they get what they want? I’ve heard estimates of the number of illegal immigrants in the country ranging all the way from 11 million to 30 million-shouldn’t a country know closer than this range how many non-citizens are living here? Illegals are not supposed to vote in Federal elections-knowing how many citizens we have and how many illegals we have will give us a fairly close number of legal voters we should expect in a given election. It isn’t even possible to get close to one man one vote without knowing how many of us are legal voters.

  6. Please identify and remove illegals from this country. I for one don’t care how you do it.
    By not doing this, you have sent a signal to all Americans that law and order is dead. Without that we have a lawless society. Will all consequences for crimes soon be removed? Do what needs to be done. This is the biggest reason you were elected.

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