Texas Lyceum poll: 61 percent of Texans don't want border wall

April 18, 2017 - 2:19 pm

(Austin/KJCE) A new poll focused on Texans says a majority are against President Trump's plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to the newly released 2017 Texas Lyceum Poll, 61 percent of Texas adults surveyed oppose the plans for the wall. Most of those are also against plans to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. 62 percent said that immigration helps the United States more than it hurts.

Age demographics play a role in the results as well - 80 percent of 18-29 year olds say that immigration helps more than it hurts, while that percentage drops to 69 percent among 30-44 year olds, 57 percent among 45-64 year olds, and down to 46 percent among those over the age of 65.

For those surveyed, the largest concern over illegal immigration was public safety and criminality at 19 percent, followed by economic concerns (17 percent) and a concern that immigrants should follow the legal process (13 percent).

The poll, in its 11th year, was conducted April 3-April 9 and queried 1,000 adult Texans. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent, and respondents were contacted by landline as well as by cell phone. More information on the poll's results is available at the Texas Lyceum website.

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