Of 47 European nations, how many required a Gov issued photo ID to vote? How do most Americans feel
All 47 nations require a government issued photo id to vote, except the UK, which is in the process of requiing such. How do American's feel about the issue (latest Rasmussen Poll):
Election Integrity: 58% Support ‘Truly Bipartisan’ Reform
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Most voters are happy with last week’s defeat of Democrat-backed election reform legislation, and support a GOP senator’s call for a bipartisan bill.
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 50% of Likely U.S. voters believe it was a good thing that the bill supported by President Joe Biden was defeated in the Senate. Only 32% think the defeat of the bill was a bad thing, while another 11% say the bill’s defeat will not make much difference. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
After last week’s vote, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced she was working with other senators on "an election reform bill that is truly bipartisan … that would help restore confidence in our elections." Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters agree Congress should pass such a bill, including 35% who Strongly Agree. Twenty-four percent (24%) disagree and another 13% are not sure.
Concerns about election integrity have persisted since 2020, as 64% of voters say it’s more important to make sure there is not cheating in elections, compared to 33% who say it’s more important to make it easier for everybody to vote.
Sixty-six percent (66%) reject claims that laws requiring photo identification at the polls discriminate against some voters. Only 26% think voters ID laws are discriminatory. Previous surveys have shown high levels of support for voter ID laws.
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on January 20 and 23, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
While 51% of Democratic voters believe last week’s Senate defeat of the election reform bill was a bad thing, that view is shared by only 14% of Republicans and 25% of voters unaffiliated with either major party. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Republicans, 31% of Democrats and 52% of unaffiliated voters say the defeat of the bill was a good thing.
Sixty-three percent 71% of Democrats, 63% of Republicans and 54% of unaffiliated voters agree with Collins that Congress should pass a “truly bipartisan” election reform bill to “restore confidence in our elections."
Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats think laws requiring photo identification at the polls discriminate against some voters, but only 16% of Republicans and 17% of unaffiliated voters agree. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans, 47% of Democrats and 73% of unaffiliated voters say voter ID laws are not discriminatory.
Far more Democrats (59%) than Republicans (14%) or unaffiliated voters (25%) believe it’s more important to make it easier for everybody to vote. Eighty-four percent (84%) of Republicans, 37% of Democrats and 73% of unaffiliated voters think it’s more important to make sure there is no cheating in elections.
Most voters 40 and older believe the defeat of the election reform bill in the Senate was a good thing, but only 42% of voters under 40 share that view. More voters under 40 agree with Collins that Congress should pass a “truly bipartisan” election reform bill.
Majorities of every racial category – 69% of whites, 57% of black voters and 61% of other majorities – don’t believe laws requiring photo identification at the polls are discriminatory. Likewise, more than 60% of all racial categories agree with Collins on the need for “truly bipartisan” election reform legislation.
President Biden’s strongest supporters are most likely to think voter ID laws are discriminatory. Among voters who Strongly Approve of Biden’s job performance as president, 66% believe that laws requiring photo identification at the polls discriminate against some voters. By contrast, among voters who Strongly Disapprove of Biden’s performance, only five percent (5%) think voter ID laws discriminate.
Voters are significantly more worried about inflation and violent crime than they are about COVID-19 or climate change.
There’s too much partisanship and not enough cooperation in Washington, according to a majority of voters.