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How does the respondent feel about immigrants?

Below are 82 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

IMMAFFUS from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

In the long run, do you think that people who are immigrating to the United States today will make American society better, will make American society worse, or do you think that todays immigrants wont affect American society one way or another? (IMMAFFUS)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,02456.9
1) Better37510.5
2) Worse53815.1
3) Wont affect American society one way of another53214.9
8) Dont know822.3
9) Refused80.2
TOTAL3559100.0


Q50K from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q50 How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups ..k. Immigrants (Q50K)
TOTAL%
1) A lot925.5
2) Some94757.0
3) Only a little47728.7
4) Not at all1448.7
TOTAL1660100.0


TRUSTIMM from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q56b. How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? Immigrants (TRUSTIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1479.4
2) Only a little34622.0
3) Some89657.1
4) A lot18111.5
Missing77 
TOTAL1,570100.0


VCF0233 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

Illegal aliens (2004: illegal immigrants) -- feeling thermometer (VCF0233)
TOTAL%
0) 01,16915.5
2) 240.1
3) 320.0
5) 5150.2
10) 101001.3
15) 156989.3
20) 20991.3
25) 25500.7
30) 3080010.6
35) 35150.2
40) 401,03013.7
45) 45230.3
48) 4810.0
49) 4910.0
50) 501,34417.8
55) 55130.2
58) 5810.0
60) 605717.6
65) 65150.2
70) 703074.1
75) 75270.4
80) 80220.3
85) 851822.4
90) 9060.1
92) 9210.0
95) 9530.0
97) 97-100 degrees1091.4
98) Dont know2563.4
99) NA; no Post IW6688.9
TOTAL7532100.0


IMMIGBAD from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Do immigrants to the U.S. generally take more from the American economy than they contribute, or do they contribute more than they take? (94, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (IMMIGBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK80913.2
1) Take more2,61542.7
2) Contribute more2,69544.0
TOTAL6119100.0


IMMJOBS from General Social Survey, 2004

Do you agree or disagree with this statement: Immigrants take jobs away from people who were born in America (IMMJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15312.6
2) Agree36329.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree27422.5
4) Disagree34328.2
5) Strongly disagree675.5
8) Cant choose151.2
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1216100.0


IMMCRIME from General Social Survey, 2004

Do you agree or disagree with this statement: Immigrants increase crime rates (IMMCRIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree836.8
2) Agree23519.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree34528.4
4) Disagree43735.9
5) Strongly disagree846.9
8) Cant choose312.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1216100.0


IMMAMECO from General Social Survey, 2004

Do you agree or disagree with this statement: Immigrants are generally good for Americas economy (IMMAMECO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree806.6
2) Agree45837.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree35529.2
4) Disagree23619.4
5) Strongly disagree554.5
8) Cant choose312.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1216100.0


AMNESTY from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about giving amnesty to illegal aliens who have lived in the U.S. for five or more years? (87) (AMNESTY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK436.7
0) Against28043.4
1) For32249.9
TOTAL645100.0


DENYHELP from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about a law that would deny health and welfare services to illegal immigrants in Texas? (95, 07, 09, 10) (DENYHELP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1796.5
0) Against1,23644.8
1) For1,34748.8
TOTAL2762100.0


EDIMMIGS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about preventing the children of illegal immigrants from attending the public schools? (97) (EDIMMIGS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK406.1
0) Against40361.9
1) For20832.0
TOTAL651100.0


EDLINGO from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

In areas where there are many non-English speaking immigrants, do you think the public schools should or should not offer education in their language? (96, 07) (EDLINGO)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK463.5
1) Should not73356.1
2) Should52840.4
TOTAL1307100.0


ILLEGALS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Agree/Disagree: Undocumented immigrants are a major cause of unemployment in the Houston area today. (89, 94, 96, 99, 04) (ILLEGALS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1574.9
0) Disagree1,61550.0
1) Agree1,45645.1
TOTAL3228100.0


IMMJOBS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

What effect, if any, do you think recent immigrants into the Houston area are having on job opportunities for you and your family members? Are they making things better, making things worse, or not making much difference either way? (98) (IMMJOBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK274.2
1) Making things worse9915.2
2) Not much difference44468.3
3) Making things better8012.3
TOTAL650100.0


DREAMACT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about allowing the children of undocumented immigrants to become U.S. citizens, if they have graduated from college or served in the military? (10) (DREAMACT)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Dont know222.9
0) Against it12116.1
1) For it60780.9
TOTAL750100.0


IMMIMP from General Social Survey, 2004

Immigrants improve American society by bringing in new ideas and cultures. (IMMIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1199.8
2) Agree56346.3
3) Neither disagree nor agree29424.2
4) Disagree17614.5
5) Strongly disagree403.3
8) Cant choose231.9
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1216100.0


IMMCOSTS from General Social Survey, 2004

Government spends too much money assisting immigrants. (IMMCOSTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24320.0
2) Agree36530.0
3) Neither disagree nor agree31926.2
4) Disagree20817.1
5) Strongly disagree443.6
8) Cant choose363.0
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1216100.0


IMMRGHTS from General Social Survey, 2004

Legal immigrants to America who are not citizens should have the same rights as American citizens. (IMMRGHTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13911.4
2) Agree31926.2
3) Neither disagree nor agree18615.3
4) Disagree41834.4
5) Strongly disagree12810.5
8) Cant choose242.0
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL1216100.0


EDUNDOCS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Agree/Disagree: The children of illegal immigrants should have the right to attend the public schools. (85, 95, 07, 09) (EDUNDOCS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK873.4
0) Disagree86833.9
1) Agree1,60762.7
TOTAL2562100.0


IMMGTHRM from American National Election Studies, 2004

Feeling Thermometer: illegal immigrants (IMMGTHRM)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


NOHIRE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about strong penalties on employers who hire illegal aliens? (86) (NOHIRE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK426.8
0) Against23037.2
1) For34756.1
TOTAL619100.0


RATEIMMS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

What about documented immigrants? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where 1 means very unfavorable feelings and 10 means very favorable feelings)? (08, 10) (RATEIMMS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK765.3
1) Very unfavorable33022.9
2) 214710.2
3) 31349.3
4) 41087.5
5) 525517.7
6) 6614.2
7) 7704.9
8) 8745.1
9) 9473.3
10) Very favorable1399.6
TOTAL1441100.0


LEGALIZE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about granting illegal immigrants in the U.S. a path to legal citizenship, if they speak English and have no criminal record? (07-10) (LEGALIZE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1415.0
0) Against it95734.0
1) For it1,71661.0
TOTAL2814100.0


IMMFINES from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about imposing fines and criminal charges against employers in this community who hire illegal immigrants? (07, 09) (IMMFINES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK977.1
0) Against it42231.0
1) For it84361.9
TOTAL1362100.0


WHYIMBAD from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

IF VERY SERIOUS OR SOMEWHAT SERIOUS (UNDOCBAD): Is the reason you see it as a problem based primarily on concerns about the immigrants taking American jobs; about strains on public services (such as schools and hospitals); about increases in crime; or something else? Which one is most important? (06, 08, 10) (WHYIMBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK834.6
1) Taking American jobs23813.3
2) Strain on public services78543.8
3) Increases in crime37921.1
4) Something else -- specify30817.2
TOTAL1793100.0


UNDOCBAD from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Large numbers of undocumented immigrants have been coming to Houston in recent years. How much of a problem do you think this is for the city? Would you say: very serious, somewhat serious, or not much of a problem? (06, 08, 10) (UNDOCBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK421.9
1) Not much of a problem39417.8
2) Somewhat serious63028.4
3) Very serious1,15151.9
TOTAL2217100.0


EXCLDIMM from General Social Survey, 2004

Do you agree or disagree with this statement: America should take stronger measures to exclude illegal immigrants. (EXCLDIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39432.4
2) Agree43435.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree21417.6
4) Disagree1139.3
5) Strongly disagree322.6
8) Cant choose282.3
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1216100.0


ENGTHRTN from General Social Survey, 2000

Now please tell us whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with each of these statements: -- English will be threatened if other languages are frequently used in large immigrant communities in the U.S. (ENGTHRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1208.6
2) Agree31822.7
3) Disagree69249.5
4) Strongly disagree21715.5
8) Dont know463.3
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1398100.0


IMMNOJOB from General Social Survey, 2000

What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Is each of these possible results very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all? -- People born in the U.S. losing their jobs? (IMMNOJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely35125.1
2) Somewhat likely45332.4
3) Not too likely40228.8
4) Not likely at all1359.7
8) Dont know483.4
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1398100.0


IMMNEW from General Social Survey, 2000

What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Is each of these possible results very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all? -- Making the country more open to new ideas and cultures? (IMMNEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely36225.9
2) Somewhat likely65847.1
3) Not too likely24017.2
4) Not likely at all765.4
8) Dont know533.8
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1398100.0


IMMCRMUP from General Social Survey, 2000

What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Is each of these possible results very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all? -- Higher crime rates (IMMCRMUP)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely33223.7
2) Somewhat likely62945.0
3) Not too likely30521.8
4) Not likely at all513.6
8) Dont know725.2
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1398100.0


IMMUNITE from General Social Survey, 2000

What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Make it harder to keep the country united. (IMMUNITE)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely26819.2
2) Somewhat likely47333.8
3) Not to likely45432.5
4) Not at all likely1349.6
8) Dont know604.3
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1398100.0


IMMECON from General Social Survey, 2000

What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? -- Higher economic growth. (IMMECON)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely15511.1
2) Somewhat likely48935.0
3) Not too likely51436.8
4) Not likely at all14610.4
8) Dont know876.2
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1398100.0


EXCLDIMM from General Social Survey, 1996

How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? America should take stronger measures to exclude illegal immigrants. (EXCLDIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree59243.3
2) Agree39528.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree17913.1
4) Disagree866.3
5) Strongly disagree272.0
8) Cant choose685.0
9) No answer201.5
TOTAL1367100.0


IMMCRIME from General Social Survey, 1996

There are different opinions about immigrants from other countries living in America. (By immigrants we mean people who come to settle in America.) How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? A. Immigrants increase crime rates (IMMCRIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree956.9
2) Agree32824.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree36826.9
4) Disagree38828.4
5) Strongly disagree866.3
8) Cant choose453.3
9) No answer574.2
TOTAL1367100.0


IMMAMECO from General Social Survey, 1996

How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? B. Immigrants are generally good for Americas economy (IMMAMECO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree604.4
2) Agree36426.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree41330.2
4) Disagree36126.4
5) Strongly disagree523.8
8) Cant choose604.4
9) No answer574.2
TOTAL1367100.0


IMMJOBS from General Social Survey, 1996

How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? C. Immigrants take jobs away from people who were born in America (IMMJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17012.4
2) Agree44632.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree29921.9
4) Disagree30122.0
5) Strongly disagree654.8
8) Cant choose282.0
9) No answer584.2
TOTAL1367100.0


IMMIDEAS from General Social Survey, 1996

How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? D. Immigrants make America more open to new ideas and cultures (IMMIDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15211.1
2) Agree63646.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree27820.3
4) Disagree16912.4
5) Strongly disagree342.5
8) Cant choose443.2
9) No answer544.0
TOTAL1367100.0


V082429J from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Order of TIGHTENING THE BORDER AGAINST ILLEGAL ALIENS in administration of federal spending items (V082429J)
TOTAL%
1) 1st federal spending item2199.4
2) 2nd federal spending item2078.9
3) 3rd federal spending item1988.5
4) 4th federal spending item2048.8
5) 5th federal spending item2199.4
6) 6th federal spending item1988.5
7) 7th federal spending item24310.5
8) 8th federal spending item1797.7
9) 9th federal spending item2219.5
10) 10th federal spending item2109.0
11) 11th federal spending item2259.7
TOTAL2323100.0


V085065A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

How would you rate: Illegal immigrants? (V085065A)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused90.4
-8) Dont know (dont know where to rate)421.8
-6) Thermometer: dont know who this is30.1
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
0) 027011.6
1) 120.1
3) 310.0
10) 1030.1
15) 151978.5
20) 2030.1
25) 2550.2
30) 302149.2
31) 3110.0
32) 3210.0
35) 3510.0
40) 4024710.6
45) 4540.2
50) 5042918.5
55) 5540.2
57) 5710.0
59) 5910.0
60) 602279.8
65) 6520.1
70) 701978.5
75) 7550.2
80) 8020.1
85) 851245.3
90) 9050.2
100) 1001024.4
TOTAL2323100.0


IMMIGRNT from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

I am going to read you 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 (Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents) or the SECOND statement (Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right. (IMMIGRNT)
TOTAL%
1) First statement1,51536.3
2) Second statement2,27654.5
3) Neither/Both equally2004.8
4) Dont know/Refused1884.5
TOTAL4,179100.0


AMA_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

Immigrants coming into the U.S. are taking too many jobs away from other American citizens. (AMA_2)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused331.3
-4) Dont know130.5
1) Strongly disagree51419.7
2) Somewhat disagree39615.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree55021.1
4) Somewhat agree54621.0
5) Strongly agree55321.2
Missing5 
TOTAL2,605100.0


QB2_2 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

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. (QB2_2)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants today strengthen the U.S. because of their hard work and talents912,96776.7
2) Immigrants today are a burden on the U.S. because they take our jobs, housing and health care206,24817.3
3) Neither/Both equally70,6515.9
Missing58,447 
TOTAL1,189,866100.0


IMMIGRNT from Generation Next Survey, 2006

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. (IMMIGRNT)
TOTAL%
1) Immigrants today strengthen our country because their hard work and talents1,22740.9
2) Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care1,23541.1
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally41613.9
9) (VOL.) Dont know/Refused1244.1
TOTAL3,002100.0


STER4B from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

Would you strongly agree with the following statements, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree? New immigrants take away resources that should go to others, like jobs and welfare. (STER4B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28727.0
2) Somewhat agree29627.8
3) Somewhat disagree22020.7
4) Strongly disagree23822.4
8) Dont know171.6
9) Refused60.6
Missing1,017 
TOTAL1,064100.0


V155F from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

Immigrants should celebrate American holidays and traditions. (V155F)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree63030.3
2) Somewhat agree64531.0
3) Somewhat disagree45421.8
4) Strongly disagree30914.8
8) Dont know331.6
9) Refused110.5
TOTAL2,082100.0


V155D from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

Immigrants should have should have to learn English. (V155D)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1,53173.6
2) Somewhat agree39318.9
3) Somewhat disagree1014.9
4) Strongly disagree492.4
8) Dont know50.2
9) Refused20.1
TOTAL2,081100.0


V155B from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

Its OK for immigrants to be loyal to both their home country and the U.S. (V155B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree65831.6
2) Somewhat agree82139.4
3) Somewhat disagree24811.9
4) Strongly disagree32215.5
8) Dont know201.0
9) Refused130.6
TOTAL2,082100.0


V121D from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

Recent immigrants (How much do members of that group agree with your vision of American society?) (V121D)
TOTAL%
1) Almost completely agree24211.6
2) Mostly agree48123.1
3) Somewhat agree89543.0
4) Not at all23111.1
8) Dont know21510.3
9) Refused160.8
TOTAL2,080100.0


V155C from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

Immigrants should have access to basic social services like health care and education. (V155C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree85741.2
2) Somewhat agree81139.0
3) Somewhat disagree1778.5
4) Strongly disagree1657.9
8) Dont know432.1
9) Refused281.3
TOTAL2,081100.0


V155A from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

Please tell me whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree, with the following statements about immigration and immigrants. The U.S. should do more to limit immigration. (V155A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree75036.1
2) Somewhat agree63130.3
3) Somewhat disagree38418.5
4) Strongly disagree26112.5
8) Dont know361.7
9) Refused180.9
TOTAL2,080100.0


IMMIG from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

38C. Immigrants are getting too demanding in their push for equal rights. (Do you agree?) (IMMIG)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree strongly8,43028.9
2) Disagree somewhat8,22728.2
3) (VOLUNTEERED) Neither/depends1,2974.4
4) Agree somewhat5,47118.8
5) Agree strongly4,26114.6
8) Dont know1,1443.9
9) Refused3461.2
TOTAL29176100.0


QN32 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

How welcoming is the Catholic Church in the United States to new immigrants? Would you say the Church is very welcoming to new immigrants, somewhat welcoming, not too welcoming, or not at all welcoming? (QN32)
TOTAL%
1) Very welcoming2,09452.1
2) Somewhat welcoming99224.7
3) Not too welcoming2065.1
4) Not at all welcoming1493.7
8) Dont know54413.5
9) Refused310.8
TOTAL4016100.0


INFTHNK1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue? Dealing with illegal immigration in the U.S. [IF R SAYS ALL OR MORE THAN ONE, PROBE WITH: Which has had the biggest influence?] (INFTHNK1)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience2,88927.1
2) The views of your friends and family6656.2
3) What you have seen or read in the media2,21320.8
4) Your religious beliefs7687.2
5) Your education2,15120.2
6) Something else1,70916.0
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)2542.4
Missing292 
TOTAL10,649100.0


CILEGALS from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? I. Illegal immigration (CILEGALS)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned59527.8
2) Fairly concerned78736.7
3) Not too concerned56226.2
4) Not concerned at all1999.3
TOTAL2143100.0


IMMTODAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

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. (IMMTODAY)
TOTAL%
1) Statement 14,64242.4
2) Statement 24,86844.5
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.)8087.4
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)6215.7
TOTAL10,939100.0


UNDOCBAD from Houston Area Survey, 2010

Large numbers of undocumented immigrants have been coming to Houston in recent years. How much of a problem do you think this is for the city? Would you say: very serious, somewhat serious, or not much of a problem? (UNDOCBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.8
1) Not much of a problem11515.3
2) Somewhat serious23731.6
3) Very serious39252.3
TOTAL750100.0


WHYIMBAD from Houston Area Survey, 2010

IF VERY SERIOUS OR SOMEWHAT SERIOUS (UNDOCBAD): Is the reason you see it as a problem based primarily on concerns about the immigrants taking American jobs; about strains on public services (such as schools and hospitals); about increases in crime; or something else? Which one is most important? (WHYIMBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK213.3
1) Taking American jobs10316.1
2) Strain on public services25039.0
3) Increases in crime13521.1
4) Something else -- specify13220.6
TOTAL641100.0


DREAMACT from Houston Area Survey, 2010

For/Against: What about allowing the children of undocumented immigrants to become U.S. citizens, if they have graduated from college or served in the military? (DREAMACT)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Dont know222.9
0) Against it12116.1
1) For it60780.9
TOTAL750100.0


IMMIG from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

38C. Immigrants are getting too demanding in their push for equal rights. (IMMIG)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree strongly1,97420.3
2) Disagree somewhat2,33023.9
3) (Vol.) Neither/depends3203.3
4) Agree somewhat2,11421.7
5) Agree strongly2,61926.9
8) Dont know3073.2
9) Refused800.8
TOTAL9,744100.0


DENYHELP from Houston Area Survey, 2010

For/Against: What about a law that would deny health and welfare services to illegal immigrants in Texas? (DENYHELP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK516.8
0) Against34245.6
1) For35747.6
TOTAL750100.0


IMMIGBAD from Houston Area Survey, 2010

Do immigrants to the U.S. generally take more from the American economy than they contribute, or do they contribute more than they take? (IMMIGBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK709.3
1) Take more35347.1
2) Contribute more32743.6
TOTAL750100.0


IMMHARM from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Immigrants harm American society by bringing in strange customs and beliefs. (IMMHARM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree162.5
2) Agree10916.7
3) Neither446.8
4) Disagree34953.6
5) Strongly disagree10716.4
6) Dont know264.0
TOTAL651100.0


VIEWIMM from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

Now Im going to read you 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 ORÖImmigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care. (VIEWIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly3,04035.8
2) Statement #1 - not strongly1,20214.2
3) Statement #2 - strongly2,44028.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly7659.0
5) Neither/both equally5766.8
9) Dont know/refused4605.4
TOTAL8,483100.0


IMMFARE from General Social Survey, 1994

Under current law, immigrants who come from other countries to the United States legally are entitled, from the very beginning, to government assistance such as Medicaid, food stamps, or welfare on the same basis as citizens. But some people say they should not be eligible until they have lived here for a year or more. Which do you think? Do you think that immigrants who are here legally should be eligible for such services as soon as they come, or should they not be eligible? (IMMFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Eligible46631.6
2) Not eligible93563.4
8) Dont know664.5
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1474100.0


IMMPUSH from General Social Survey, 1994

Immigrants are getting too demanding in their push for equal rights- do you agree or disagree? (IMMPUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36324.6
2) Agree45630.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree31721.5
4) Disagree20714.0
5) Strongly disagree402.7
8) Dont know835.6
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1474100.0


RIMMDISC from General Social Survey, 1994

What about immigrants? Is it very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely that you or anyone in your family wont get a promotion while an equally or less qualified immigrant employee receives one instead? (RIMMDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely1268.5
2) Somewhat likely30921.0
3) Somewhat unlikely42729.0
4) Very unlikely48032.6
8) Dont know1107.5
9) No answer221.5
TOTAL1474100.0


WORKUNDC from General Social Survey, 1994

Rate: Illegal immigrants (WORKUNDC)
TOTAL%
1) 1 hard-working1278.6
2) 217311.7
3) 321014.2
4) 432622.1
5) 515910.8
6) 618112.3
7) 7 lazy1047.1
8) Dont know17411.8
9) No answer201.4
TOTAL1474100.0


WORKIMM from General Social Survey, 1994

Where on a seven point scale (1 being hard-working, 7 being lazy) would you rate: Legal immigrants? (WORKIMM)
TOTAL%
1) 1 hard-working825.6
2) 219713.4
3) 332321.9
4) 448733.0
5) 515310.4
6) 6583.9
7) 7 lazy241.6
8) Dont know1318.9
9) No answer191.3
TOTAL1474100.0


WLTHUNDC from General Social Survey, 1994

Rate: Immigrants who are in this country illegally? (WLTHUNDC)
TOTAL%
1) 1 rich302.0
2) 2231.6
3) 3271.8
4) 4654.4
5) 51278.6
6) 641428.1
7) 7 poor65844.6
8) Dont know1167.9
9) No answer140.9
TOTAL1474100.0


IMMUNEMP from General Social Survey, 1994

What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Higher unemployment. (IMMUNEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely79553.9
2) Somewhat likely45831.1
3) Not too likely1167.9
4) Not at all likely342.3
8) Dont know634.3
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1474100.0


IMMWRKUP from General Social Survey, 1994

The Irish, Italians, Jews, and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up. Todays immigrants should do the same without any special favors- do you agree or disagree? (IMMWRKUP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50033.9
2) Agree67345.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree15510.5
4) Disagree845.7
5) Strongly disagree151.0
8) Dont know362.4
9) No answer110.7
TOTAL1474100.0


UNDOCKID from General Social Survey, 1994

Should illegal immigrants be entitled to have their children continue to qualify as American citizens if born in the United States, or not? (UNDOCKID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, entitled70647.9
2) No, not entitled65944.7
8) Dont know886.0
9) No answer211.4
TOTAL1474100.0


UNDOCCOL from General Social Survey, 1994

Should illegal immigrants be entitled to attend public universities at the same cost as other students, or not? (UNDOCCOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, entitled46531.5
2) No, not entitled94263.9
8) Dont know583.9
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1474100.0


UNDOCWRK from General Social Survey, 1994

Should illegal immigrants be entitled to work permits, or not? (UNDOCWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, entitled19213.0
2) No, not entitled1,21082.1
8) Dont know634.3
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1474100.0


IMMUNITE from General Social Survey, 1994

What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Make it harder to keep the country united. (IMMUNITE)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely50033.9
2) Somewhat likely49733.7
3) Not too likely26518.0
4) Not at all likely1117.5
8) Dont know936.3
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1474100.0


WLTHIMM from General Social Survey, 1994

Where on a seven point scale (1 being rich, 7 being poor) would you rate: Immigrants who are in this country legally? (WLTHIMM)
TOTAL%
1) 1 rich151.0
2) 2483.3
3) 31188.0
4) 442028.5
5) 536925.0
6) 626117.7
7) 7 poor1107.5
8) Dont know1198.1
9) No answer140.9
TOTAL1474100.0


HIDEIMMG from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with the following statement? - Its okay for religious leaders to hide immigrants from Latin America when the U.S. government says those immigrants are illegal. (HIDEIMMG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree91127.1
2) Disagree2,04860.9
8) Dont know40412.0
TOTAL3363100.0


OWE_IMMG from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

Iím going to read a list of statements. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly: America owes a great deal to the immigrants who came here. (OWE_IMMG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly1,55153.3
2) Agree somewhat64822.3
3) Disagree somewhat29110.0
4) Disagree strongly36412.5
5) Donít know561.9
6) Refused00.0
TOTAL2,910100.0


FORN_LRN from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

Iím going to read a list of statements. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly: Foreigners who come to live in America should give up their foreign ways and learn to be like other Americans. (FORN_LRN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly69723.9
2) Agree somewhat64822.3
3) Disagree somewhat72825.0
4) Disagree strongly78126.8
5) Donít know481.6
6) Refused90.3
TOTAL2,911100.0


ARABIM from Middletown Area Study, 2002

Which of the following best describes your position about the immigration of Arabs into the United States: There should be (ARABIM)
TOTAL%
1) No restriction at all on them coming into the country3710.4
2) More investigation of Arabs than there has previously been19253.9
3) Major restrictions on immigrating Arabs9025.3
4) No more Arabs should be allowed to immigrate3710.4
TOTAL356100.0


IMMIGR from Middletown Area Study, 1995

The United States should deny welfare, food stamps, medical services and public education to illegal immigrants and their children. Do you: (IMMIGR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree256.0
2) Disagree8821.3
3) Dont know/not sure5713.8
4) Agree14334.5
5) Strongly agree10124.4
TOTAL414100.0




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