By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
9/27/2013 (1 year ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Some people in Maryland, California, Michigan and Colorado have expressed an interest in leaving their state - while remaining at home. Nearly one-out-of-five Americans think seceding from the home state is a good idea, according to a Rasmussen report telephone survey.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The survey found that 17 percent of American adults say they would vote for their section of their state to secede and form a new state. While 70 percent would vote to keep things the way they are. Another 13 percent are undecided.
Only 22 percent believe sections of individual states have the right to secede and form a new state. Fifty-five percent disagree, while a sizable 23 percent remain uncertain.
Only 24 percent think it is at least somewhat likely that some states will break up into more than one state over the next 25 years. Nine percent feel it is "Very Likely." Sixty-eight believe such breakups are unlikely to occur, including 28 percent who say they're "Not At All Likely."
Twenty-one percent think states have the right to leave the United States and form an independent country. Fifty-nine percent don't think states have the right to secede. Twenty percent remain undecided. Americans who feel states have the right to secede is down slightly from 24 percent in June 2012, which is up from 14 percent in February 2010.
Eleven percent favored their state seceding from the United States in April 2009.
A survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 23 and 24 by Rasmussen Reports.
Politically, 25 percent of both Republicans and adults not affiliated with either major political party think sections of states have the right to secede and form new states. Just 15 percent of Democrats agree. The findings are nearly identical on the question of secession from the union.
Republicans and those unaffiliated are also more likely to say they would vote to form a new state.
Thirty-four percent of Republicans think some states are likely to break up in the next 25 years or so. This view is shared by just 15 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of unaffiliated Americans.
Finally, Americans who support secession are much more inclined to believe it is likely to occur in the next 25 years or so, compared to those who are opposed to it.
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