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Broad Support

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The public widely supports voter ID laws:



  • A Fox News poll in April 2021 showed 77% of voters nationally think “a valid form of state or federally issued photo identification to prove U.S. citizenship” should be needed for voting.




  • An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted in March 2021 found that nearly three-quarters of all Americans — including majorities of both parties — said they support laws requiring voters to present photo identification.



  • Tufts Public Opinion Lab released a report in March 2021 showing 7 in 10 Americans support strict voter ID laws; including 90% of Republicans, 50% of Democrats, 70% of White respondents, 66% of Hispanic respondents, and 56% of Black respondents.



  • Conducted between August and November 2020, the results of a poll from the American National Election Studies showed that 68% of Americans support strict voter ID laws, 19% opposed such laws, and the remaining 13% were neutral on the issue.





  • In August 2017, Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey found that 70% of likely U.S. voters support requiring photo identification before being allowed to vote.







Published opinions supporting voter ID laws:














[Last updated June 16, 2021]