Nearly one-third of all Americans – and even more Republicans - believe the United States would be better off or not impacted if California went its own way and became a separate country.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 18% of American Adults think it would be good for the country if California seceded from the union, while another 13% say California’s departure would have no impact. Most (60%) disagree, however, and believe it would be bad for America if California became a separate country. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

Given California’s overwhelming support for Democrats in recent national elections, it’s no surprise that Republicans are more enthusiastic about the state’s secession: 25% think it would be good for the country if the Golden State left the union, while 16% say it would have no impact.

Only 15% of both Democrats and adults not affiliated with either major political party see California’s secession as good for America, while 10% and 14% of these adults respectively believe it would have no impact.

Read the full story at Rasmussen Reports.