Generation Next Survey, 2006

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IMMIGRNT

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Here are some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents OR Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care.
  1) Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents
  2) Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care
  3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally
  9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents 40.9% 40.9%
Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 41.1% 82%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 13.9% 95.9%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.1% 100%
Total N = 1501

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-25 26-98 TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents 52.0% 39.1% 41.0%
Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 38.2% 41.5% 41.1%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 5.7% 15.3% 13.9%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.1% 4.1% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1490


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college College graduate TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents 35.9% 29.6% 44.3% 55.8% 41.0%
Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 50.0% 49.3% 37.7% 28.7% 41.0%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 10.4% 16.8% 13.3% 11.9% 13.8%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.7% 4.3% 4.8% 3.6% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1497


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents 41.0% 40.8% 40.9%
Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 39.2% 42.9% 41.1%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 16.6% 11.4% 13.9%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.3% 4.9% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1501


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents 42.6% 33.2% 29.9% 46.1% 40.9%
Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 39.3% 50.5% 50.5% 36.0% 41.1%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 13.6% 13.9% 14.2% 13.9% 13.8%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.5% 2.5% 5.3% 4.0% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents 35.6% 40.9% 61.7% 50.5% 41.3%
Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 47.4% 40.4% 30.5% 28.9% 41.6%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 13.1% 13.2% 4.1% 18.1% 12.9%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.0% 5.5% 3.8% 2.4% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1465


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents 41.1% 41.0% 42.5% 45.8% 33.3% 41.4% 41.2%
Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 39.5% 41.6% 39.5% 40.0% 48.3% 39.5% 41.3%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 13.6% 13.5% 13.0% 10.8% 15.0% 16.8% 13.6%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 5.7% 3.9% 5.0% 3.4% 3.4% 2.3% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1472


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative or conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents 36.6% 43.4% 50.9% 42.6%
Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 47.3% 39.4% 34.3% 41.1%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 12.0% 13.1% 12.0% 12.5%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.0% 4.1% 2.8% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1380



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