A new Quinnipiac University poll reveals that a plurality Americans want a law similar to Arizona's immigration enforcement law passed in their own state. Forty-eight percent of Americans want their state to pass an immigration enforcement law that allows local police to ask about an individual's legal status if there is reasonable suspicion that they are in the country illegally.

"The Arizona immigration law has emerged as a major divide in the country, but the numbers are on the side of those supporting it," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Responses regarding Arizona's new law varied by age. A majority of Americans over the age of 35 support the law, but Americans between the ages of 18-34 opposed the law. Three out of four respondents agree that boycotting the state of Arizona is a bad idea.

For more information, see Quinnipiac University's website.

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Updated: Wed, Jul 28th 2010 @ 12:50pm EDT