Poll Shows 67% of N.C. Voters Favor Immigration Reduction

North Carolina has added five million residents since 1980, and two-thirds of voters there support reducing immigration to control the state’s explosive growth.

Results from a recent telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and NumbersUSA revealed that only 14% of Likely North Carolina voters want their state’s population to continue to grow at the recent rapid rate, while 50% prefer it to grow much more slowly. Twenty percent (20%) want the North Carolina population to stay about the same size and 11% want the state’s population to become smaller.

North Carolina’s population, which was less than 6 million in 1980, is now nearing 11 million. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of North Carolina voters believe the federal government should reduce new immigration to slow down the state’s population growth. Twenty-one percent (21%) favor keeping new immigration and population growth at the current rate. Just five percent (5%) want to increase annual immigration and population growth.

Matt O'Hern
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