Poll performed by the Reuel Group (7/2010) for the Border Network for Human Rights, released 8/10/2010
If you were to believe the political rhetoric about the security situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, you would probably never want to live there. It is regularly described as a lawless war zone, not a place where regular people go to work and raise families. Recently, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer spoke of “murder, terror and mayhem border and U.S. Sen. John McCain, RAriz., wanted to send more National Guard troops to “secure our border and allow (our citizens) to lead lives where they not live in fear ”
The results of the poll, conducted by the independent Reuel Group, Inc., show that people who live on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border feel safe in their communities.
- Feel safe living in a border community: 67.1%
- Feel their border neighborhood is as safe as most U.S. neighborhoods: 69.7%
- Feel safe allowing child to play in neighborhood park: 51.8%
- Feel safe walking and driving in their neighborhood: 87.5%