UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 3: Signs greet voters at the Ruckersville Volunteer Fire Company vote location in Ruckersville, Va., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Twenty-four percent (24%) of voters nationwide believe requiring people to show their photo ID before voting is a form of voter suppression. However, a Political IQ survey found that 64% of voters reject that description of voters ID laws.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of White voters say requiring Photo ID’s is not a form of voter suppression. So do 56% of Hispanic voters and 52% of Black voters.

Such requirements are not seen as suppression by 77% of Republicans, 59% of Independents, and 55% of Democrats.

The only measured demographic group to hold a different perspective is Very Liberal voters. Fifty-two percent (52%) of such voters say photo ID requirements are suppression. Only 37% disagree. 

That support is not surprising given that many progressive groups actively promote the notion that such laws are a form of voter suppression.


The online survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen from December 26-27, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Respondents were contacted online or via text. They were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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