YouGov’s latest research shows that Americans tend to oppose a national registry for Muslims, though only narrowly (49% to 40%). More Americans oppose registering marijuana users (54%), Christians (64%) and Jews (67%) as well as a national registration system encompassing all Americans (52%) than Muslims, however. Most Americans do support a national registry of gun owners, by 53% to 41%.
Support for a national registry of Muslims is not dramatically different between parties. 41% of Democrats support it, along with 49% of Republicans. The significant difference is, however, that support for a national registry of Muslims among Democrats (41%) is effectively the same as Democratic support for a national population registry for all Americans similar to that in many European countries. Among Republicans, however, 49% support a Muslim registry while only 34% support a national registry for all Americans.