Majority of Americans Are Against U.S. Border Wall and Don’t Believe Mexico Will Pay for it (2017) – Pew Research Center

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“As was the case throughout the presidential campaign, more Americans continue to oppose (62%) than favor (35%) building a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico. And while President Donald Trump has said the U.S. would make Mexico pay for the wall, the public is broadly skeptical: 70% think the U.S. would ultimately pay for the wall, compared with just 16% who think Mexico would pay for it.

The proposal to build the wall was one of several contentious issues that loomed over a meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Mexican officials this week to discuss immigration and border issues.

The latest national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted Feb. 7-12, 2017 among 1,503 adults, finds the public holds mixed views on a border wall’s potential impact on illegal immigration. About three-in-ten (29%) think a wall along the entire border with Mexico would lead to a “major reduction” in illegal immigration into the U.S.; another 25% think it would result in a “minor reduction.” A 43% plurality thinks a border wall would not have much impact on illegal immigration into the U.S.”

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February 2017 survey conducted by Pew Research Center showing over 60% of Americans do not support the border wall or think Mexico will pay for it.

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  • Rob Suls

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  • Most Americans continue to oppose U.S. border wall, doubt Mexico would pay for it

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  • Pew Research Center

Date:

  • February 24, 2017

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