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Immigrants, Attitudes towards

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Do you agree or disagree with this statement: Immigrants are generally good for Americas economy (IMMAMECO)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 80 6.6
2) Agree 458 37.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree 355 29.2
4) Disagree 236 19.4
5) Strongly disagree 55 4.5
8) Cant choose 31 2.5
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,216100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Immigrants improve American society by bringing in new ideas and cultures. (IMMIMP)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 119 9.8
2) Agree 563 46.3
3) Neither disagree nor agree 294 24.2
4) Disagree 176 14.5
5) Strongly disagree 40 3.3
8) Cant choose 23 1.9
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,216100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? -- Higher economic growth. (IMMECON)
  TOTAL %
1) Very likely 155 11.1
2) Somewhat likely 489 35
3) Not too likely 514 36.8
4) Not likely at all 146 10.4
8) Dont know 87 6.2
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 likely 362 25.9
2) Somewhat likely 658 47.1
3) Not too likely 240 17.2
4) Not likely at all 76 5.4
8) Dont know 53 3.8
9) No answer 9 0.6
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 agree 60 4.4
2) Agree 364 26.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree 413 30.2
4) Disagree 361 26.4
5) Strongly disagree 52 3.8
8) Cant choose 60 4.4
9) No answer 57 4.2
TOTAL1,367100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 agree 152 11.1
2) Agree 636 46.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree 278 20.3
4) Disagree 169 12.4
5) Strongly disagree 34 2.5
8) Cant choose 44 3.2
9) No answer 54 4
TOTAL1,367100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q50 How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups ..k. Immigrants (Q50K)
  TOTAL %
1) A lot 92 5.5
2) Some 947 57
3) Only a little 477 28.7
4) Not at all 144 8.7
TOTAL1,660100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q56b. How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? Immigrants (TRUSTIMM)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 147 9.4
2) Only a little 346 22
3) Some 896 57.1
4) A lot 181 11.5
TOTAL1,570100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 experience 2,889 27.1
2) The views of your friends and family 665 6.2
3) What you have seen or read in the media 2,213 20.8
4) Your religious beliefs 768 7.2
5) Your education 2,151 20.2
6) Something else 1,709 16
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 254 2.4
TOTAL10,649100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 rich 15 1
2) 2 48 3.3
3) 3 118 8
4) 4 420 28.5
5) 5 369 25
6) 6 261 17.7
7) 7 poor 110 7.5
8) Dont know 119 8.1
9) No answer 14 0.9
TOTAL1,474100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Where on a seven point scale (1 being hard-working, 7 being lazy) would you rate: Legal immigrants? (WORKIMM)
  TOTAL %
1) 1 hard-working 82 5.6
2) 2 197 13.4
3) 3 323 21.9
4) 4 487 33
5) 5 153 10.4
6) 6 58 3.9
7) 7 lazy 24 1.6
8) Dont know 131 8.9
9) No answer 19 1.3
TOTAL1,474100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Im 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 strongly 1,551 53.3
2) Agree somewhat 648 22.3
3) Disagree somewhat 291 10
4) Disagree strongly 364 12.5
5) Dont know 56 1.9
6) Refused 0 0
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Better 375 24.4
2) Worse 538 35
3) Wont affect American society one way of another 532 34.7
8) Dont know 82 5.3
9) Refused 8 0.5
TOTAL1,535100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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/DK 809 13.2
1) Take more 2,615 42.7
2) Contribute more 2,695 44
TOTAL6,119100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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/DK 27 4.2
1) Making things worse 99 15.2
2) Not much difference 444 68.3
3) Making things better 80 12.3
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 statement 1,515 36.3
2) Second statement 2,276 54.5
3) Neither/Both equally 200 4.8
4) Dont know/Refused 188 4.5
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 talents 912,967 76.7
2) Immigrants today are a burden on the U.S. because they take our jobs, housing and health care 206,248 17.3
3) Neither/Both equally 70,651 5.9
TOTAL1,189,866100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 talents 1,227 40.9
2) Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care 1,235 41.1
3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally 416 13.9
9) (VOL.) Dont know/Refused 124 4.1
TOTAL3,002100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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/DK 70 9.3
1) Take more 353 47.1
2) Contribute more 327 43.6
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 OR…Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care. (VIEWIMM)
  TOTAL %
1) Statement #1 - strongly 3,040 35.8
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 1,202 14.2
3) Statement #2 - strongly 2,440 28.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 765 9
5) Neither/both equally 576 6.8
9) Dont know/refused 460 5.4
TOTAL8,483100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you agree or disagree with this statement: Immigrants increase crime rates (IMMCRIME)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 83 6.8
2) Agree 235 19.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree 345 28.4
4) Disagree 437 35.9
5) Strongly disagree 84 6.9
8) Cant choose 31 2.5
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,216100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree or disagree with this statement: Immigrants take jobs away from people who were born in America (IMMJOBS)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 153 12.6
2) Agree 363 29.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree 274 22.5
4) Disagree 343 28.2
5) Strongly disagree 67 5.5
8) Cant choose 15 1.2
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,216100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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/DK 83 4.6
1) Taking American jobs 238 13.3
2) Strain on public services 785 43.8
3) Increases in crime 379 21.1
4) Something else -- specify 308 17.2
TOTAL1,793100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 likely 268 19.2
2) Somewhat likely 473 33.8
3) Not to likely 454 32.5
4) Not at all likely 134 9.6
8) Dont know 60 4.3
9) No answer 9 0.6
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 agree 120 8.6
2) Agree 318 22.7
3) Disagree 692 49.5
4) Strongly disagree 217 15.5
8) Dont know 46 3.3
9) No answer 5 0.4
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 likely 332 23.7
2) Somewhat likely 629 45
3) Not too likely 305 21.8
4) Not likely at all 51 3.6
8) Dont know 72 5.2
9) No answer 9 0.6
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 likely 351 25.1
2) Somewhat likely 453 32.4
3) Not too likely 402 28.8
4) Not likely at all 135 9.7
8) Dont know 48 3.4
9) No answer 9 0.6
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 agree 95 6.9
2) Agree 328 24
3) Neither agree nor disagree 368 26.9
4) Disagree 388 28.4
5) Strongly disagree 86 6.3
8) Cant choose 45 3.3
9) No answer 57 4.2
TOTAL1,367100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 agree 170 12.4
2) Agree 446 32.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree 299 21.9
4) Disagree 301 22
5) Strongly disagree 65 4.8
8) Cant choose 28 2
9) No answer 58 4.2
TOTAL1,367100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Immigrants coming into the U.S. are taking too many jobs away from other American citizens. (AMA_2)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 33 1.3
-4) Dont know 13 0.5
1) Strongly disagree 514 19.7
2) Somewhat disagree 396 15.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree 550 21.1
4) Somewhat agree 546 21
5) Strongly agree 553 21.2
TOTAL2,605100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 1 4,642 42.4
2) Statement 2 4,868 44.5
3) Neither/both equally (Vol.) 808 7.4
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 621 5.7
TOTAL10,939100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 agree 287 27
2) Somewhat agree 296 27.8
3) Somewhat disagree 220 20.7
4) Strongly disagree 238 22.4
8) Dont know 17 1.6
9) Refused 6 0.6
TOTAL1,064100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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/DK 21 3.3
1) Taking American jobs 103 16.1
2) Strain on public services 250 39
3) Increases in crime 135 21.1
4) Something else -- specify 132 20.6
TOTAL641100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 agree 16 2.5
2) Agree 109 16.7
3) Neither 44 6.8
4) Disagree 349 53.6
5) Strongly disagree 107 16.4
6) Dont know 26 4
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Higher unemployment. (IMMUNEMP)
  TOTAL %
1) Very likely 795 53.9
2) Somewhat likely 458 31.1
3) Not too likely 116 7.9
4) Not at all likely 34 2.3
8) Dont know 63 4.3
9) No answer 8 0.5
TOTAL1,474100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 likely 500 33.9
2) Somewhat likely 497 33.7
3) Not too likely 265 18
4) Not at all likely 111 7.5
8) Dont know 93 6.3
9) No answer 8 0.5
TOTAL1,474100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 likely 126 8.5
2) Somewhat likely 309 21
3) Somewhat unlikely 427 29
4) Very unlikely 480 32.6
8) Dont know 110 7.5
9) No answer 22 1.5
TOTAL1,474100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Illegal aliens (2004: illegal immigrants) -- feeling thermometer (VCF0233)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
2) 2 4 0.1
3) 3 2 0
5) 5 15 0.2
10) 10 100 1.6
15) 15 698 11
20) 20 99 1.6
25) 25 50 0.8
30) 30 800 12.6
35) 35 15 0.2
40) 40 1,030 16.2
45) 45 23 0.4
48) 48 1 0
49) 49 1 0
50) 50 1,344 21.1
55) 55 13 0.2
58) 58 1 0
60) 60 571 9
65) 65 15 0.2
70) 70 307 4.8
75) 75 27 0.4
80) 80 22 0.3
85) 85 182 2.9
90) 90 6 0.1
92) 92 1 0
95) 95 3 0
97) 97-100 degrees 109 1.7
98) Dont know 256 4
99) NA; no Post IW 668 10.5
TOTAL6,363100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Do you agree or disagree with this statement: America should take stronger measures to exclude illegal immigrants. (EXCLDIMM)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 394 32.4
2) Agree 434 35.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree 214 17.6
4) Disagree 113 9.3
5) Strongly disagree 32 2.6
8) Cant choose 28 2.3
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,216100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Feeling Thermometer: illegal immigrants (IMMGTHRM)

Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    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/DK 43 11.8
    0) Against 0 0
    1) For 322 88.2
    TOTAL365100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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/DK 179 11.7
    0) Against 0 0
    1) For 1,347 88.3
    TOTAL1,526100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    For/Against: What about preventing the children of illegal immigrants from attending the public schools? (97) (EDIMMIGS)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 40 16.1
    0) Against 0 0
    1) For 208 83.9
    TOTAL248100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Agree/Disagree: The children of illegal immigrants should have the right to attend the public schools. (85, 95, 07, 09) (EDUNDOCS)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 87 5.1
    0) Disagree 0 0
    1) Agree 1,607 94.9
    TOTAL1,694100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Agree/Disagree: Undocumented immigrants are a major cause of unemployment in the Houston area today. (89, 94, 96, 99, 04) (ILLEGALS)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 157 9.7
    0) Disagree 0 0
    1) Agree 1,456 90.3
    TOTAL1,613100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    For/Against: What about strong penalties on employers who hire illegal aliens? (86) (NOHIRE)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 42 10.8
    0) Against 0 0
    1) For 347 89.2
    TOTAL389100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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/DK 42 1.9
    1) Not much of a problem 394 17.8
    2) Somewhat serious 630 28.4
    3) Very serious 1,151 51.9
    TOTAL2,217100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    For/Against: What about imposing fines and criminal charges against employers in this community who hire illegal immigrants? (07, 09) (IMMFINES)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 97 10.3
    0) Against it 0 0
    1) For it 843 89.7
    TOTAL940100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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/DK 141 7.6
    0) Against it 0 0
    1) For it 1,716 92.4
    TOTAL1,857100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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/DK 76 5.3
    1) Very unfavorable 330 22.9
    2) 2 147 10.2
    3) 3 134 9.3
    4) 4 108 7.5
    5) 5 255 17.7
    6) 6 61 4.2
    7) 7 70 4.9
    8) 8 74 5.1
    9) 9 47 3.3
    10) Very favorable 139 9.6
    TOTAL1,441100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 know 22 3.5
    0) Against it 0 0
    1) For it 607 96.5
    TOTAL629100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? America should take stronger measures to exclude illegal immigrants. (EXCLDIMM)
      TOTAL %
    1) Strongly agree 592 43.3
    2) Agree 395 28.9
    3) Neither agree nor disagree 179 13.1
    4) Disagree 86 6.3
    5) Strongly disagree 27 2
    8) Cant choose 68 5
    9) No answer 20 1.5
    TOTAL1,367100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Order of TIGHTENING THE BORDER AGAINST ILLEGAL ALIENS in administration of federal spending items (V082429J)
      TOTAL %
    1) 1st federal spending item 219 9.4
    2) 2nd federal spending item 207 8.9
    3) 3rd federal spending item 198 8.5
    4) 4th federal spending item 204 8.8
    5) 5th federal spending item 219 9.4
    6) 6th federal spending item 198 8.5
    7) 7th federal spending item 243 10.5
    8) 8th federal spending item 179 7.7
    9) 9th federal spending item 221 9.5
    10) 10th federal spending item 210 9
    11) 11th federal spending item 225 9.7
    TOTAL2,323100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    How would you rate: Illegal immigrants? (V085065A)
      TOTAL %
    -9) Refused 9 0.4
    -8) Dont know (dont know where to rate) 42 2
    -6) Thermometer: dont know who this is 3 0.1
    -2) No Post-election IW 221 10.8
    0) 0 0 0
    1) 1 2 0.1
    3) 3 1 0
    10) 10 3 0.1
    15) 15 197 9.6
    20) 20 3 0.1
    25) 25 5 0.2
    30) 30 214 10.4
    31) 31 1 0
    32) 32 1 0
    35) 35 1 0
    40) 40 247 12
    45) 45 4 0.2
    50) 50 429 20.9
    55) 55 4 0.2
    57) 57 1 0
    59) 59 1 0
    60) 60 227 11.1
    65) 65 2 0.1
    70) 70 197 9.6
    75) 75 5 0.2
    80) 80 2 0.1
    85) 85 124 6
    90) 90 5 0.2
    100) 100 102 5
    TOTAL2,053100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    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 concerned 595 27.8
    2) Fairly concerned 787 36.7
    3) Not too concerned 562 26.2
    4) Not concerned at all 199 9.3
    TOTAL2,143100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Other
    Mode: In-Person


    For/Against: What about a law that would deny health and welfare services to illegal immigrants in Texas? (DENYHELP)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 51 12.5
    0) Against 0 0
    1) For 357 87.5
    TOTAL408100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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/DK 6 0.8
    1) Not much of a problem 115 15.3
    2) Somewhat serious 237 31.6
    3) Very serious 392 52.3
    TOTAL750100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 know 22 3.5
    0) Against it 0 0
    1) For it 607 96.5
    TOTAL629100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Should illegal immigrants be entitled to work permits, or not? (UNDOCWRK)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes, entitled 192 13
    2) No, not entitled 1,210 82.1
    8) Dont know 63 4.3
    9) No answer 9 0.6
    TOTAL1,474100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Should illegal immigrants be entitled to attend public universities at the same cost as other students, or not? (UNDOCCOL)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes, entitled 465 31.5
    2) No, not entitled 942 63.9
    8) Dont know 58 3.9
    9) No answer 9 0.6
    TOTAL1,474100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    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, entitled 706 47.9
    2) No, not entitled 659 44.7
    8) Dont know 88 6
    9) No answer 21 1.4
    TOTAL1,474100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Rate: Immigrants who are in this country illegally? (WLTHUNDC)
      TOTAL %
    1) 1 rich 30 2
    2) 2 23 1.6
    3) 3 27 1.8
    4) 4 65 4.4
    5) 5 127 8.6
    6) 6 414 28.1
    7) 7 poor 658 44.6
    8) Dont know 116 7.9
    9) No answer 14 0.9
    TOTAL1,474100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Rate: Illegal immigrants (WORKUNDC)
      TOTAL %
    1) 1 hard-working 127 8.6
    2) 2 173 11.7
    3) 3 210 14.2
    4) 4 326 22.1
    5) 5 159 10.8
    6) 6 181 12.3
    7) 7 lazy 104 7.1
    8) Dont know 174 11.8
    9) No answer 20 1.4
    TOTAL1,474100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    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 disagree 25 6
    2) Disagree 88 21.3
    3) Dont know/not sure 57 13.8
    4) Agree 143 34.5
    5) Strongly agree 101 24.4
    TOTAL414100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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/DK 46 3.5
    1) Should not 733 56.1
    2) Should 528 40.4
    TOTAL1,307100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Its OK for immigrants to be loyal to both their home country and the U.S. (V155B)
      TOTAL %
    1) Strongly agree 658 31.6
    2) Somewhat agree 821 39.4
    3) Somewhat disagree 248 11.9
    4) Strongly disagree 322 15.5
    8) Dont know 20 1
    9) Refused 13 0.6
    TOTAL2,082100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Immigrants should have should have to learn English. (V155D)
      TOTAL %
    1) Strongly agree 1,531 73.6
    2) Somewhat agree 393 18.9
    3) Somewhat disagree 101 4.9
    4) Strongly disagree 49 2.4
    8) Dont know 5 0.2
    9) Refused 2 0.1
    TOTAL2,081100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Immigrants should celebrate American holidays and traditions. (V155F)
      TOTAL %
    1) Strongly agree 630 30.3
    2) Somewhat agree 645 31
    3) Somewhat disagree 454 21.8
    4) Strongly disagree 309 14.8
    8) Dont know 33 1.6
    9) Refused 11 0.5
    TOTAL2,082100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Im 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 strongly 697 23.9
    2) Agree somewhat 648 22.3
    3) Disagree somewhat 728 25
    4) Disagree strongly 781 26.8
    5) Dont know 48 1.6
    6) Refused 9 0.3
    TOTAL2,911100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 agree 750 36.1
    2) Somewhat agree 631 30.3
    3) Somewhat disagree 384 18.5
    4) Strongly disagree 261 12.5
    8) Dont know 36 1.7
    9) Refused 18 0.9
    TOTAL2,080100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 country 37 10.4
    2) More investigation of Arabs than there has previously been 192 53.9
    3) Major restrictions on immigrating Arabs 90 25.3
    4) No more Arabs should be allowed to immigrate 37 10.4
    TOTAL356100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 welcoming 2,094 52.1
    2) Somewhat welcoming 992 24.7
    3) Not too welcoming 206 5.1
    4) Not at all welcoming 149 3.7
    8) Dont know 544 13.5
    9) Refused 31 0.8
    TOTAL4,016100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Recent immigrants (How much do members of that group agree with your vision of American society?) (V121D)
      TOTAL %
    1) Almost completely agree 242 11.6
    2) Mostly agree 481 23.1
    3) Somewhat agree 895 43
    4) Not at all 231 11.1
    8) Dont know 215 10.3
    9) Refused 16 0.8
    TOTAL2,080100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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) Agree 911 27.1
    2) Disagree 2,048 60.9
    8) Dont know 404 12
    TOTAL3,363100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Government spends too much money assisting immigrants. (IMMCOSTS)
      TOTAL %
    1) Strongly agree 243 20
    2) Agree 365 30
    3) Neither disagree nor agree 319 26.2
    4) Disagree 208 17.1
    5) Strongly disagree 44 3.6
    8) Cant choose 36 3
    9) No answer 1 0.1
    TOTAL1,216100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Legal immigrants to America who are not citizens should have the same rights as American citizens. (IMMRGHTS)
      TOTAL %
    1) Strongly agree 139 11.4
    2) Agree 319 26.2
    3) Neither disagree nor agree 186 15.3
    4) Disagree 418 34.4
    5) Strongly disagree 128 10.5
    8) Cant choose 24 2
    9) No answer 2 0.2
    TOTAL1,216100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Immigrants should have access to basic social services like health care and education. (V155C)
      TOTAL %
    1) Strongly agree 857 41.2
    2) Somewhat agree 811 39
    3) Somewhat disagree 177 8.5
    4) Strongly disagree 165 7.9
    8) Dont know 43 2.1
    9) Refused 28 1.3
    TOTAL2,081100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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) Eligible 466 31.6
    2) Not eligible 935 63.4
    8) Dont know 66 4.5
    9) No answer 7 0.5
    TOTAL1,474100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    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 agree 500 33.9
    2) Agree 673 45.7
    3) Neither agree nor disagree 155 10.5
    4) Disagree 84 5.7
    5) Strongly disagree 15 1
    8) Dont know 36 2.4
    9) No answer 11 0.7
    TOTAL1,474100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    38C. Immigrants are getting too demanding in their push for equal rights. (Do you agree?) (IMMIG)
      TOTAL %
    1) Disagree strongly 8,430 28.9
    2) Disagree somewhat 8,227 28.2
    3) (VOLUNTEERED) Neither/depends 1,297 4.4
    4) Agree somewhat 5,471 18.8
    5) Agree strongly 4,261 14.6
    8) Dont know 1,144 3.9
    9) Refused 346 1.2
    TOTAL29,176100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    38C. Immigrants are getting too demanding in their push for equal rights. (IMMIG)
      TOTAL %
    1) Disagree strongly 1,974 20.3
    2) Disagree somewhat 2,330 23.9
    3) (Vol.) Neither/depends 320 3.3
    4) Agree somewhat 2,114 21.7
    5) Agree strongly 2,619 26.9
    8) Dont know 307 3.2
    9) Refused 80 0.8
    TOTAL9,744100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Immigrants are getting too demanding in their push for equal rights- do you agree or disagree? (IMMPUSH)
      TOTAL %
    1) Strongly agree 363 24.6
    2) Agree 456 30.9
    3) Neither agree nor disagree 317 21.5
    4) Disagree 207 14
    5) Strongly disagree 40 2.7
    8) Dont know 83 5.6
    9) No answer 8 0.5
    TOTAL1,474100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


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    Beneficial?: Does the respondent believe immigrants serve a benefit to American society economically, culturally?
    General Perceptions: How does the respondent perceive immigrants?
    Good or Bad?: Does the respondent believe that immigrants are beneficial or detrimental to America?
    Harmful?: Does the respondent believe immigrants harm American society economically, culturally?
    Illegal Immigrants: How does the respondent feel about illegal immigrants?
    Integration: Does the respondent believe immigrants ought to integrate into American society?
    Limit Immigration?: Does the respondent believe that the government should limit immigration?
    Religious Groups: This question types ask about the actions of religious groups regarding immigrants and illegal immigrants.
    Social Services: This question type concerns government assistant to immigrants and/or the rights of immigrants
    Too Demanding?: Does the respondent believe immigrants are becoming too demanding in their push for equal rights?

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