Majority of Americans Oppose Expanding US-Mexico Border Wall

Craig Kafura & Dina Smeltz
Date of Publication: 
January, 2019

The federal government remains in a partial shutdown, the longest in US history, as President Trump and Democrats in Congress are deadlocked over funding for expanding the border wall with Mexico. A just-completed Chicago Council Survey shows that both sides have the backing of their public constituencies, but the President’s insistence on this topic has not boosted support for the expansion among the general public. Overall more Americans now oppose expanding the US-Mexico border wall since last asked in 2016.

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Kafura, C. & Smeltz, D. (2019). Majority of Americans Oppose Expanding US-Mexico Border Wall. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Retrieved from

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