Poll: 63% support citizenship for illegals if they meet certain requirements

A Public Religion Research Institute survey released Monday (but conducted earlier this month) indicates 63% of adults nationwide favor allowing undocumented immigrants to become citizens if they meet certain requirements.

Another 14% prefer they become legal residents only, while 18% support the idea of deporting those who came to the United States illegally. Four percent are unsure or did not give an answer.

On whether immigration reform should be a top priority, only 41% say it should be tackled immediately, while 42% say it can wait to be addressed over the next couple of years. Fourteen percent say it shouldn’t be a priority at all.