Posts Categorized: Polling

YouGov Poll Finds Most Americans Favor Statehood for Puerto Rico

YouGov found, back in 2016, that more than half of the Americans they surveyed didn’t know that Puerto Ricans are citizens. At that time, those surveyed chose statehood as the best status option for Puerto Rico — 29% favored statehood, compared with 25% who said Puerto Rico should continue as a territory and 20% choosing… Read more »

What Do Polls Tell Us about Puerto Rico Status?

Gallup released a poll of Americans across the nation last week showing that nearly two thirds of respondents support statehood for Puerto Rico. Their findings confirm a trend seen in other polls. Stateside Americans are ready for the 51st state — and they want Puerto Rico in that spot. What about Puerto Ricans? Three 2019… Read more »

Polls Confirm Americans Support Statehood for Puerto Rico

A Hill-HarrisX poll of 1000 Americans found in early July that 47% favor statehood for Puerto Rico. Questions about statehood for both Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia were presented. Here are the statements presented, with the number of respondents who agreed: Only Washington, DC should be granted statehood: 9% Only Puerto Rico should… Read more »

Poll Shows Support for Puerto Rico Statehood Stronger than for D.C.

A recent poll by Data for Progress found that Americans overall would rather give statehood to Puerto Rico than to Washington, D.C. Both D.C. and Puerto Rico have voted for statehood and Puerto Rico has formally requested statehood. Both have introduced admission bills. Data for Progress surveyed 1,282 U.S. voters and asked these questions: Would… Read more »

New Poll Shows Florida’s Puerto Rican Voters Want Statehood Supporters

A new poll of Florida’s voters of Puerto Rican origin found that 80% favor statehood for Puerto Rico — and that the attitudes of candidates toward this issue will affect their votes in 2020. ALG Research contacted 600 Puerto Rican voters and asked questions about their voting history and their plans for upcoming elections. These… Read more »

Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Statistical Profile

The Pew Hispanic Center has for some time been keeping records on people living in Puerto Rico, and on people from Puerto Rico living in the States.  According to the most recent report, Puerto Ricans are the second-largest Hispanic subgroup in the U.S. after Mexicans, constituting 9.5 percent of the total U.S. Hispanic population.  They… Read more »

Who’s a Real American?

A new poll gives insight into what Americans think makes “a real American.” Surprise! It’s not being born in America or spending most of one’s life in the United States. The Grinnell College poll asked 1,000 adults across the U.S. for opinions on a range of subjects. Here are the characteristics respondents considered most important… Read more »

New Rasmussen Poll Finds More Americans Favor Statehood for Puerto Rico

Rasmussen Reports, a major opinion polling organization, has reported that an increasing number of Americans approve of statehood for Puerto Rico, and more would prefer for Puerto Rico to become the 51st state than Washington, D.C. In a phone and internet survey conducted last week, Rasmussen Reports asked 1,000 American adults whether D.C. and Puerto… Read more »

More Americans Want Statehood for Puerto Rico

A new poll from Fox News finds that a majority of respondents want Puerto Rico to be a state, not a territory or an independent nation. In phone interviews with over 1,000 subjects, Fox found that 41% of those surveyed favored statehood for Puerto Rico — an 11 point jump since the last time Fox… Read more »