Survey: Most religious Americans support a pathway to citizenship
March 21st, 2013
07:39 AM ET
1 year ago

Survey: Most religious Americans support a pathway to citizenship

Washington (CNN) - A majority of all major religious groups in the United States, according to a survey released Thursday, support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently living in the country.

From American Jews to Mormons, from Catholics to white evangelical Christians, Robert P. Jones, the CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, said the overwhelming support for a pathway to citizenship has been growing in the last few years and is a noticeable reason many in Congress are warming to the idea.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Name lynn

    leave the imigrations alone other people have their religions, the imigrations can have their religions in the united states gay people have their religions whats wrong with the people. Everybody have has his or their own religions.

    March 21, 2013 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  2. Randy, San Francisco

    Supporters for a pathway to citizwnship stand on high moral ground. Immigration reform with pathway to citizenship is the compassionate and right thing to do.

    March 21, 2013 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Just as long as it is a long and arduous pathway and not a shortcut to the front of the line. Should they be given a pathway to citizenship? Yes, but it should not be a path that is guaranteed to succeed. No short and easy path. I say make it difficult to discourage from entering the country seeking the same shortcut to citizenship.

    Make it a requirement that they are able to speak English. If they find that unacceptable, too bad. They can follow the normal route to citizenship, which does not require you to speak English.

    March 21, 2013 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  4. Ray E. (Georgia)

    There is already a path to citizenship. Millions are already doing it. I believe you have to go back to your own country and get in line. That's the only way to do it. Otherwise forget it. The sooner you start the sooner you will become a citizen.

    March 21, 2013 09:09 am at 9:09 am |