The public widely supports voter ID laws:
- In August 2019, the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum found 81% of Texans, including 72% of Democrats, favor a law that requires voters to present one of seven government-based photo IDs or bring utility bills, bank statements or paychecks and sign an affidavit saying they had trouble getting an accepted ID.
- A survey by Pew Research prior to the 2018 Election discovered 76% of Americans favored requiring government-issued photo identification to vote. Ninety-one percent of Republicans and 63% of Democrats supported a photo ID requirement.
- In a September 2018 survey, Rasmussen Reports found that 67% of likely U.S. voters think voters should be required to show photo identification before voting.
- 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.
- In an August 2016 poll by Gallup, 80% of Americans supported a requirement that all voters show photo identification before voting, including 95% of Republicans, 63% of Democrats, and 83% of independents.
- In a March 2016 poll by Rasmussen Reports, 69% of Americans believed voters should be required to show photo identification prior to voting.
- In a 2012 poll by The Washington Post, 74% of Americans supported laws requiring photo identification at the polls. In addition, Americans were more concerned about the potential for voter fraud than the potential for voter suppression.
- In 2013, 65% of New Hampshire citizens surveyed by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center supported voter ID, including 85% of Republicans, 76% of independents, and 42% of Democrats.
Published opinions supporting voter ID laws:
- Voter ID: Nothing wrong with W.Va. bill (Bluefield Daily Telegraph editorial, February 23, 2016)
- True Intent of Voter ID Laws: Common Sense (Guest Columnist Jay Ashcroft in The Missouri Times, February 22, 2016)
- The voter fraud too many deny (Op-ed by Jay Delancy in The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), February 18, 2016)
- A bad day for voter ID opponents (Christian Schneider of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 17, 2016)
- Voting important enough to require identification (Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial, February 12, 2016)