Poll Results: Barack Obama Birth

February 12, 2014, 5:40 PM GMT+0

These are the topline results of a YouGov/Economist survey of 1000 US adults interviewed February 8-10, 2014 on President Obama's place of birth. The results show that a majority of people think those who say Barack Obama was not born in the US just don't like him. The margin of error is 4%.

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Should all presidential candidates be required to produce their birth certificates before being placed on the ballot?
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%

Please tell us whether you think the following statement about Barack Obama is true or false: Barack Obama was born in the United States.
True . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62%
False . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%

Would you say you know for sure he was born outside the US, or do you think it’s possible he was born in the United States?
Know for sure he was born outside the US . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39%
It’s possible he was born inside the US . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61%

Do you think most people who say President Obama was born outside the United States really believe that, or do you think they say this because they don’t like the President?
Really believe that . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25%
Don’t like the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67%
Something else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%