Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey: Arkansas Sample

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The Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey addressed respondentsí views on immigration reform in America. The survey gauged views on the immigration system, levels of support for immigration reform policies, and perceptions of immigrantsí influence on the economy and the job market. Additional questions focused on attitudes toward both illegal and legal immigrants, the moral implications of immigration, and Congressí ability to handle immigration reform during the economic downturn.

Data File
Cases: 402
Variables: 65
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: March 5-11, 2010
Original Survey (Instrument)
Funded By
The Ford Foundation
Collection Procedures
Telephone interviews were conducted in English only under the direction of Opinion Research Corporation. Those interviewed were selected by random digit dial (RDD) process. The survey included three independent representative samples of the general public: national (n=1,201), Ohio (n=402), and Arkansas (n=402). The national and state surveys were conducted from March 5-11, 2010. The randomly sampled telephone numbers were subject to up to six different call attempts.
Sampling Procedures
The sample was derived by an unrestricted random-digit dial procedure, which minimizes serial bias and includes both listed and unlisted telephone numbers. Only one interview is conducted within an individual household. The sample is fully replicated and stratified by region to increase its representativeness.
Principal Investigators
Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox
Related Publications
A summary of the Public Religion Research Institute's findings from this survey can be found here.
Notes on Weighted Data
Sample demographics were balanced by form to match target population parameters for gender, age, education, race and Hispanic ethnicity for each sample. The national sample was also balanced by census region. Weighting parameters were derived from an analysis of data from the November 2008 Current Population Survey (CPS).

Weighting was accomplished using Sample Balancing, a special iterative sample weighting program that simultaneously balances the distributions of all variables. Weights were trimmed to prevent individual interviews from having too much influence on the final results. The use of these weights in statistical analysis ensures that the demographic characteristics of the sample closely approximate the demographic characteristics of the target populations.