Substantial Number of Liberals Want Illegal Aliens to Vote in Western Countries

In which of the following elections should legal immigrants who are not yet citizens have a right to vote?

USA FRA GER BRI ITA ESP
Legal immigrants should not be
allowed to vote in any elections
53% 28% 36% 38% 36% 34%
In municipal elections only 6% 21% 17% 5% 16% 13%
In all elections after several
years of legal residence
22% 38% 36% 38% 37% 36%
In all elections unconditionally 9% 7% 4% 7% 4% 8%
Not sure 11% 7% 6% 12% 7% 8%

Source: Harris Interactive / Financial Times
Methodology: Online interviews with 6,520 adults in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States, conducted from May 2 to May 14, 2007. Margin of error for individual countries is 3 per cent.

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