U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QB1A

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

Q.B1a. Thinking about changes in our society over the last 50 years, do you think a growing population of immigrants has been a change for the better, a change for the worse, or hasn't this made much difference?
  1) Change for the better
  2) Change for the worse
  3) Hasn't made much difference
  4) (VOL) Mixed changes
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Change for the better 26% 26%
Change for the worse 34.9% 60.9%
Hasn't made much difference 30.4% 91.3%
(VOL) Mixed changes 3.5% 94.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 5.2% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Change for the better 28.1% 24.0% 26.0%
Change for the worse 34.7% 35.1% 34.9%
Hasn't made much difference 29.0% 31.7% 30.4%
(VOL) Mixed changes 3.7% 3.3% 3.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 4.5% 5.8% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Change for the better 13.5% 35.6% 26.5% 24.8% 18.8% 26.0%
Change for the worse 54.9% 23.5% 32.8% 30.6% 44.5% 35.2%
Hasn't made much difference 22.5% 34.5% 32.1% 30.4% 25.7% 30.4%
(VOL) Mixed changes 4.3% 2.3% 3.7% 4.8% 5.8% 3.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 4.8% 4.0% 4.8% 9.5% 5.1% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Change for the better 24.9% 23.9% 23.5% 28.3% 34.2% 26.5%
Change for the worse 32.5% 37.9% 38.5% 34.7% 29.7% 34.9%
Hasn't made much difference 34.7% 30.6% 29.8% 29.4% 28.4% 30.8%
(VOL) Mixed changes 2.6% 3.1% 3.6% 3.6% 4.0% 3.3%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 5.4% 4.5% 4.7% 4.0% 3.6% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
Change for the better 25.3% 18.9% 22.7% 34.4% 42.9% 26.0%
Change for the worse 32.0% 42.5% 37.8% 26.5% 20.9% 34.9%
Hasn't made much difference 33.5% 30.5% 30.1% 30.4% 28.1% 30.4%
(VOL) Mixed changes 2.7% 3.0% 4.1% 3.6% 3.8% 3.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 6.5% 5.0% 5.2% 5.1% 4.2% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Change for the better 36.1% 32.1% 25.1% 20.8% 18.2% 26.1%
Change for the worse 20.4% 26.9% 35.7% 42.5% 46.2% 34.9%
Hasn't made much difference 35.9% 32.2% 30.5% 28.7% 26.0% 30.5%
(VOL) Mixed changes 3.2% 3.5% 3.5% 3.8% 3.5% 3.5%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 4.4% 5.3% 5.1% 4.3% 6.1% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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