Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

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IMMTODAY

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

Which of these statements comes closer to your own view, 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 healthcare.
  1) Statement 1
  2) Statement 2
  3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Statement 1 42.4% 42.4%
Statement 2 44.5% 86.9%
Neither/both equally (Vol.) 7.4% 94.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.7% 100%
Total N = 3003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 years old 25 to 34 years old 35 to 44 years old 45 to 54 years old 55 to 64 years old 65 years and older TOTAL
Statement 1 52.2% 51.4% 46.5% 38.0% 40.1% 29.7% 42.5%
Statement 2 38.8% 37.5% 41.4% 49.0% 45.3% 54.6% 44.8%
Neither/both equally (Vol.) 6.1% 6.7% 6.9% 6.6% 9.4% 7.8% 7.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.9% 4.4% 5.3% 6.4% 5.2% 7.8% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2946


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
Statement 1 36.8% 42.4% 44.3% 44.8% 44.6% 42.3% 42.7%
Statement 2 46.2% 44.5% 47.2% 43.0% 41.9% 45.6% 44.6%
Neither/both equally (Vol.) 8.4% 6.6% 5.7% 8.5% 7.8% 6.1% 7.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.6% 6.5% 2.7% 3.7% 5.6% 6.0% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2960


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Statement 1 37.0% 41.0% 72.2% 49.0% 42.6%
Statement 2 49.5% 46.9% 19.5% 35.5% 44.6%
Neither/both equally (Vol.) 7.7% 5.4% 4.3% 10.9% 7.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.8% 6.8% 3.9% 4.6% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2973


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school or some college College graduate (B.S., B.A., orother 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
Statement 1 45.4% 31.5% 41.7% 48.8% 61.3% 42.4%
Statement 2 42.3% 55.5% 46.4% 36.7% 24.4% 44.5%
Neither/both equally (Vol.) 5.1% 7.5% 6.7% 9.1% 8.4% 7.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.2% 5.5% 5.3% 5.4% 5.9% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Statement 1 41.9% 42.9% 42.4%
Statement 2 45.9% 43.2% 44.5%
Neither/both equally (Vol.) 6.7% 8.0% 7.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.5% 5.8% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3003


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.) Roman Catholic (Catholic) Other Atheist or agnostic Nothing in particular Christian (Vol.) TOTAL
Statement 1 34.7% 49.5% 55.4% 62.6% 43.6% 39.6% 42.6%
Statement 2 52.6% 39.7% 24.5% 27.0% 44.1% 46.1% 44.6%
Neither/both equally (Vol.) 6.9% 6.1% 11.5% 7.4% 7.9% 9.3% 7.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.8% 4.8% 8.7% 3.0% 4.4% 5.0% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2937


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Statement 1 28.2% 33.4% 44.4% 59.2% 63.4% 43.0%
Statement 2 57.3% 52.0% 43.6% 32.2% 27.5% 44.6%
Neither/both equally (Vol.) 6.0% 8.8% 7.6% 6.3% 4.6% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.6% 5.8% 4.5% 2.2% 4.5% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2839



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