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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 10 types:

[ Beneficial? | General Perceptions | Good or Bad? | Harmful? | Illegal Immigrants | Integration | Limit Immigration? | Religious Groups | Social Services | Too Demanding? ]

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Category 1:Beneficial?
 

Does the respondent believe immigrants serve a benefit to American society economically, culturally?

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IMMAMECO from General Social Survey, 2004

IMMIMP from General Social Survey, 2004

IMMECON from General Social Survey, 2000

IMMNEW from General Social Survey, 2000

IMMAMECO from General Social Survey, 1996

IMMIDEAS from General Social Survey, 1996


Category 2:General Perceptions
 

How does the respondent perceive immigrants?

Some questions fit within the "General Perceptions" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Trust ]

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INFTHNK1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

WLTHIMM from General Social Survey, 1994

WORKIMM from General Social Survey, 1994

OWE_IMMG from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Variant:Trust (General Perceptions variant)
 

Does the respondent trust immigrants?

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Q50K from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

TRUSTIMM from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)


Category 3:Good or Bad?
 

Does the respondent believe that immigrants are beneficial or detrimental to America?

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

IMMIGBAD from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

IMMJOBS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

IMMIGRNT from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

QB2_2 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

IMMIGRNT from Generation Next Survey, 2006

IMMIGBAD from Houston Area Survey, 2010

VIEWIMM from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey


Category 4:Harmful?
 

Does the respondent believe immigrants harm American society economically, culturally?

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IMMCRIME from General Social Survey, 2004

IMMJOBS from General Social Survey, 2004

WHYIMBAD from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

IMMUNITE from General Social Survey, 2000

ENGTHRTN from General Social Survey, 2000

IMMCRMUP from General Social Survey, 2000

IMMNOJOB from General Social Survey, 2000

IMMCRIME from General Social Survey, 1996

IMMJOBS from General Social Survey, 1996

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

IMMTODAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

STER4B from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

WHYIMBAD from Houston Area Survey, 2010

IMMHARM from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

IMMUNEMP from General Social Survey, 1994

IMMUNITE from General Social Survey, 1994

RIMMDISC from General Social Survey, 1994


Category 5:Illegal Immigrants
 

How does the respondent feel about illegal immigrants?

Some questions fit within the "Illegal Immigrants" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 7 such variants.

[ Amnesty | Citzenship? | Education? | No Social Services? | Penalize Employers? | Stronger Measures? | Work Permit? ]

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

IMMGTHRM from American National Election Studies, 2004

ILLEGALS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

UNDOCBAD from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

RATEIMMS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

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

CILEGALS from Life Choices, 1990

UNDOCBAD from Houston Area Survey, 2010

WLTHUNDC from General Social Survey, 1994

WORKUNDC from General Social Survey, 1994


Variant:Amnesty (Illegal Immigrants variant)
 

Does the respondent believe amnesty should be granted to illegal immigrants?

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AMNESTY from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

LEGALIZE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

DREAMACT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

DREAMACT from Houston Area Survey, 2010


Variant:Citzenship? (Illegal Immigrants variant)
 

Does the respondent believe that children of illegal immigrants born in the US should qualify for citizenship?

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UNDOCKID from General Social Survey, 1994


Variant:Education? (Illegal Immigrants variant)
 

Does the respondent believe that illegal immigrants should have access to education?

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EDIMMIGS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

EDUNDOCS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

UNDOCCOL from General Social Survey, 1994


Variant:No Social Services? (Illegal Immigrants variant)
 

Does the respondent believe that illegal immigrants should be denied social services?

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DENYHELP from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

DENYHELP from Houston Area Survey, 2010

IMMIGR from Middletown Area Study, 1995


Variant:Penalize Employers? (Illegal Immigrants variant)
 

Does the respondent believe employers who hire illegal immigrants should be penalized?

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NOHIRE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

IMMFINES from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010


Variant:Stronger Measures? (Illegal Immigrants variant)
 

Does the respondent believe the government should take stronger measures to exclude illegal immigrants?

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EXCLDIMM from General Social Survey, 2004

EXCLDIMM from General Social Survey, 1996

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


Variant:Work Permit? (Illegal Immigrants variant)
 

Does the respondent believe that illegal immigrants should be entitled to work permits?

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UNDOCWRK from General Social Survey, 1994


Category 6:Integration
 

Does the respondent believe immigrants ought to integrate into American society?

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EDLINGO from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

V155B from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

V155D from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

V155F from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

FORN_LRN from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 7:Limit Immigration?
 

Does the respondent believe that the government should limit immigration?

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V155A from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

ARABIM from Middletown Area Study, 2002


Category 8:Religious Groups
 

This question types ask about the actions of religious groups regarding immigrants and illegal immigrants.

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

V121D from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

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


Category 9:Social Services
 

This question type concerns government assistant to immigrants and/or the rights of immigrants

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IMMCOSTS from General Social Survey, 2004

IMMRGHTS from General Social Survey, 2004

V155C from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

IMMFARE from General Social Survey, 1994

IMMWRKUP from General Social Survey, 1994


Category 10:Too Demanding?
 

Does the respondent believe immigrants are becoming too demanding in their push for equal rights?

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IMMIG from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

IMMIG from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

IMMPUSH from General Social Survey, 1994



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