Muslim American Survey, 2007

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QB2_2

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

For each pair, tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right.
  1) Immigrants today strengthen the U.S. because of their hard work and talents
  2) Immigrants today are a burden on the U.S. because they take our jobs, housing and health care
  3) Neither/Both equally

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Immigrants today strengthen the U.S. because of their hard work and talents 76.7% 76.7%
Immigrants today are a burden on the U.S. because they take our jobs, housing and health care 17.3% 94%
Neither/Both equally 5.9% 99.9%
Total N = 1014

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

High school graduate or less Some college, no 4-year degree (including AA degree) or Technical, trade, or vocational school College graduate (BS, BA, or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g.,toward a master's Degree or Ph.D., law or medical school) TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen the U.S. because of their hard work and talents 74.9% 74.5% 82.2% 84.8% 76.9%
Immigrants today are a burden on the U.S. because they take our jobs, housing and health care 19.3% 18.7% 13.1% 11.7% 17.4%
Neither/Both equally 5.8% 6.8% 4.8% 3.5% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian Other or mixed race TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen the U.S. because of their hard work and talents 83.1% 58.9% 90.1% 74.2% 76.9%
Immigrants today are a burden on the U.S. because they take our jobs, housing and health care 12.8% 31.5% 7.4% 18.9% 17.4%
Neither/Both equally 4.2% 9.6% 2.5% 6.9% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen the U.S. because of their hard work and talents 72.8% 79.9% 78.4% 76.6% 76.7%
Immigrants today are a burden on the U.S. because they take our jobs, housing and health care 19.5% 12.5% 17.9% 18.6% 17.3%
Neither/Both equally 7.7% 7.7% 3.7% 4.8% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1014


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Immigrants today strengthen the U.S. because of their hard work and talents 72.0% 82.2% 76.7%
Immigrants today are a burden on the U.S. because they take our jobs, housing and health care 21.6% 12.4% 17.3%
Neither/Both equally 6.5% 5.3% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1014



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