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W10P22 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009
Citizens of other countries who have come to live in the United States without the permission of the U.S. government are called illegal immigrants. Do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose allowing illegal immigrants to work in the United States for up to three years, after which they would have to go back to their home country? (W10P22)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation461.5
-1) Inapplicable1,31543.1
1) Favor33411.0
2) Oppose71023.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose2979.7
TOTAL3049100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Online


W10P23_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009
[IF W10P22=1] Do you favor allowing illegal immigrants to work in the United States for up to three years, after which they would have to go back their home country (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10P23_F)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation561.8
-1) Inapplicable2,31375.9
1) A great deal1334.4
2) Moderately1635.3
3) A little371.2
TOTAL3049100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Online


W10P23_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009
[IF W10P22=2] Do you oppose allowing illegal immigrants to work in the United States for up to three years, after which they would have to go back their home country (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10P23_O)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation451.5
-1) Inapplicable1,94863.9
1) A great deal49716.3
2) Moderately1826.0
3) A little301.0
TOTAL3049100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Online


V083131 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
Citizens of other countries who have come to live in the United States without the permission of the U.S. government are called illegal immigrants. Do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose allowing illegal immigrants to work in the United States for up to three years, after which they would have to go back to their home country? (V083131)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused60.3
-8) Dont know220.9
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD1,15649.8
1) Favor32914.2
2) Oppose58525.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose2259.7
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


V083131A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
IF R FAVORS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT WORK PERIOD/IF R OPPOSES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT WORK PERIOD : Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little?/Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V083131A)
TOTAL%
-8) Dont know10.0
-1) INAP, 3,-8,-9 in V083131; R selected for VERSION OLD1,40960.7
1) A great deal57024.5
2) Moderately26011.2
3) A little833.6
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


W1P22 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009
Do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose allowing illegal immigrants to work in the United States for up to three years, after which they would have to go back to their home country? (W1P22)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer80.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,39845.9
-4) Error, see documentation10.0
-2) Missing, see documentation260.9
1) Favor39112.8
2) Oppose89529.4
3) Neither favor nor oppose33010.8
TOTAL3049100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Online


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W10P25 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009
Do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose the U.S. government making it possible for illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens? (W10P25)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation451.5
-1) Inapplicable1,31543.1
1) Favor58119.1
2) Oppose49716.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose2648.7
TOTAL3049100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Online


W10P26_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009
[IF W10P25=1] Do you favor the U.S. government making it possible for illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10P26_F)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation541.8
-1) Inapplicable2,06867.8
1) A great deal2036.7
2) Moderately3029.9
3) A little752.5
TOTAL3049100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Online


W10P26_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009
[IF W10P25=2] Do you oppose the U.S. government making it possible for illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10P26_O)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation451.5
-1) Inapplicable2,16170.9
1) A great deal33310.9
2) Moderately1374.5
3) A little260.9
TOTAL3049100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Online


V083133 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
Do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose the U.S. government making it possible for illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens? (V083133)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused70.3
-8) Dont know180.8
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD1,15649.8
1) Favor60726.1
2) Oppose35215.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose1837.9
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


V083133A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
IF R FAVORS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CITIZENSHIP PROCESS/IF R OPPOSES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CITIZENSHIP PROCESS: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little?/Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V083133A)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused
-8) Dont know20.1
-1) INAP, 3,-8,-9 in V083133; R selected for VERSION OLD1,36458.7
1) A great deal50721.8
2) Moderately34815.0
3) A little1024.4
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


W1P25 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009
Do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose the U.S. government making it possible for illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens? (W1P25)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer70.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,39845.9
-4) Error, see documentation10.0
-2) Missing, see documentation260.9
1) Favor69022.6
2) Oppose64521.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose2829.2
TOTAL3049100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Online


PRIORITY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
What should be the priority for dealing with illegal immigration in the U.S.? [RANDOMIZE; (one) better border security and stronger enforcement of our immigration laws; or (two) creating a way for illegal immigrants already here to become citizens if they meet certain requirements] or should both be given equal priority? (PRIORITY)
TOTAL%
1) Better border security and stronger enforcement of our immigration laws3,57732.7
2) Creating a way for illegal immigrants already here to become citizens if they meet certain requirements2,37521.7
3) Should both be given equal priority4,58941.9
4) None of these (Vol.)1071.0
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)2922.7
TOTAL10,940100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LEGALIZE from Houston Area Survey, 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? (LEGALIZE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK293.9
0) Against it27736.9
1) For it44459.2
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMMGSTAT from December 2006 Values Update Survey
One proposal would allow undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for several years to gain legal working status and the possibility of citizenship in the future. Would you favor or oppose this proposal? (IMMGSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor2,43259.3
2) Oppose1,49136.4
9) Dont know/Refused1764.3
TOTAL4,099100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMMPOLIC from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
Should the local police take an active role in identifying undocumented immigrants, or should that be left mainly to the federal authorities? (10) (IMMPOLIC)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Dont know415.5
1) Police should take an active role45760.9
2) Leave to federal authorities25233.6
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMMPOLIC from Houston Area Survey, 2010
Should the local police take an active role in identifying undocumented immigrants, or should that be left mainly to the federal authorities? (IMMPOLIC)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Dont know415.5
1) Police should take an active role45760.9
2) Leave to federal authorities25233.6
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LETIN1 from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be . . . (LETIN1)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,22734.5
1) Increased a lot872.4
2) Increased a little1855.2
3) Remain the same as it is80322.6
4) Reduced a little53315.0
5) Reduced a lot66118.6
8) Cant choose551.5
9) No answer80.2
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


IMMAFMJB from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
When the U.S. government is deciding which immigrants to admit to this country should priority be given to people who have family members living in the United States, or should priority be given to people based on education, job skills, and experience? (IMMAFMJB)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,02456.9
1) Priority should be given to people who have family members living in the United States57216.1
2) Priority should be given to people based on education, job skills, and experience76621.5
8) Dont know1775.0
9) Refused200.6
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


LETIN1 from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be increased a lot, increased a little, remain the same as it is, reduced a little, or reduced a lot? (LETIN1)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,60532.7
1) Increased a lot1222.5
2) Increased a little2895.9
3) Remain the same as it is1,17624.0
4) Reduced a little77215.8
5) Reduced a lot85117.4
8) Cant choose731.5
9) No answer130.3
TOTAL4901100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


VCF0879 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004
Do you think the number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to the United States to live should be increased a lot, increased a little, left the same as it is now, decreased a little, or decreased a lot? (see ARDA summary page for previous question wordings) (VCF0879)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot1762.1
2) Increased a little4124.9
3) Same as now2,94734.7
4) Decreased a little2,03924.0
5) Decreased a lot2,11524.9
8) DK1852.2
9) NA; no Post IW6137.2
TOTAL8487100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


VCF0879A from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004
Do you think the number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to the United States to live should be increased a lot, increased a little, left the same as it is now, decreased a little, or decreased a lot? (see ARDA summary page for previous question wordings) (VCF0879A)
TOTAL%
1) Increased7607.4
3) Same as now3,73236.3
5) Decreased4,93948.0
8) DK2452.4
9) NA; no Post IW6186.0
TOTAL10294100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


IMMIGRAT from American National Election Studies, 2000
Do you think the number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to the United States to live should be increased, decreased, or left the same as it is now? (IMMIGRAT)
TOTAL%
1) INCREASED1729.5
3) DECREASED78543.4
5) LEFT THE SAME AS IT IS NOW78543.4
8) DONT KNOW603.3
9) REFUSED50.3
TOTAL1807100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


IMMIGRAT2 from American National Election Studies, 2000
IF R THINKS NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS SHOULD BE INCREASED/IF R THINKS NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS SHOULD BE DECREASED: A little or a lot? (IMMIGRAT2)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP85047.0
1) A LITTLE36019.9
5) A LOT58832.5
8) DONT KNOW90.5
TOTAL1807100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


LETIN1 from General Social Survey, 2004
Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be... (LETIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot753.5
2) Increased a little1306.1
3) Remain the same as it is68432.2
4) Reduced as little56026.4
5) Reduced a lot53425.2
8) Cant choose1386.5
9) No answer10.0
TOTAL2122100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


IMMIINCR from American National Election Studies, 2004
Do you think the number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to the United States to live should be INCREASED A LOT, INCREASED A LITTLE, LEFT THE SAME as it is now, DECREASED A LITTLE, or DECREASED A LOT? (IMMIINCR)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot272.5
2) Increased a little797.4
3) Left the same as it is now45042.2
4) Decreased a little28426.6
5) Decreased a lot20719.4
8) Dont know151.4
9) Refused40.4
TOTAL1066100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


LETIN1 from General Social Survey, 2006
Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be . . . (LETIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot763.8
2) Increased a little1708.5
3) Remain the same as it is67734.0
4) Reduced a little46423.3
5) Reduced a lot55828.0
8) Cant choose432.2
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1992100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MORIMMIG from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
During the next ten years, would you like to see the U.S. admit more, fewer, or about the same number of legal immigrants as were admitted in the last ten years? (95, 97, 99, 01, 02, 03, 05, 07, 09) (MORIMMIG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3856.5
1) Fewer2,38240.2
2) About the same2,34139.6
3) More81113.7
TOTAL5919100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LETIN from General Social Survey, 2000
Do you think the number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to the United States to live should be increased or decreased? (LETIN)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot503.6
2) Increased a little745.3
3) Same as now61243.8
4) Decreased a little28120.1
5) Decreased a lot30121.5
8) Dont know765.4
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1398100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


LETINHSP from General Social Survey, 2000
What about the number of immigrants from Latin America (that is, Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas)? Should it be increased a lot, increased a little, left the same as it is now, decreased a little, or decreased a lot? (LETINHSP)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot412.9
2) Increased a little775.5
3) Left the same as it is now61544.0
4) Decreased a little27920.0
5) Decreased a lot30321.7
8) Dont know785.6
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1398100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


LETINASN from General Social Survey, 2000
What about the number of immigrants from Asia? Should it be increased a lot, increased a little, left the same as it is now, decreased a little, or decreased a lot? (LETINASN)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot362.6
2) Increased a little795.7
3) Left the same as it is now62644.8
4) Decreased a little25918.5
5) Decreased a lot29921.4
8) Dont know956.8
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1398100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


LETINEUR from General Social Survey, 2000
What about the number of immigrants from Europe? Should it be increased a lot, increased a little, left the same as it is now, decreased a little, or decreased a lot? (LETINEUR)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot402.9
2) Increased a little906.4
3) Left the same as it is now71751.3
4) Decreased a little22516.1
5) Decreased a lot23216.6
8) Dont know906.4
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1398100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


IMMIGRAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007
Now, Id like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose Ė d. Reducing legal immigration (IMMIGRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor57818.9
2) Favor79526.0
3) Oppose92930.4
4) Strongly oppose46315.2
9) Dont Know/Refused2879.4
TOTAL3,052100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LETIN1 from General Social Survey, 1996
Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be: (LETIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot332.4
2) Increased a little654.8
3) Remain the same as it is31022.7
4) Reduced a little33924.8
5) Reduced a lot39428.8
8) Cant choose17212.6
9) No answer544.0
TOTAL1367100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


V085082 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
Do you think the number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to the United States to live should be increased a lot, increased a little, left the same as it is now, decreased a little, or decreased a lot? (V085082)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused60.3
-8) Dont know351.5
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Increased a lot1084.6
2) Increased a little1948.4
3) Left the same as it is now86837.4
4) Decreased a little47520.4
5) Decreased a lot41617.9
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DIMMGRTN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996
In your view, should immigration-people coming from other countries to live in America-be kept at its present level, increased or decreased? (DIMMGRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Increased934.8
2) Kept at present level85944.5
3) Decreased97750.6
TOTAL1929100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


LETIN1 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006
38J. Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be increased a lot, increased a little, remain the same as it is, reduced a little, or reduced a lot? (LETIN1)
TOTAL%
1) Reduced a lot2,08021.3
2) Reduced a little2,05421.1
3) Remain the same as it is3,62137.2
4) Increased a little8598.8
5) Increased a lot3813.9
6) Cant choose4915.0
8) Dont know1841.9
9) Refused750.8
TOTAL9,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LETIN from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996
Do you think the number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to the United States to live should be...? (LETIN)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot152.3
2) Increased a little467.1
3) Left the same as it is now22935.2
4) Decreased a little16525.3
5) Decreased a lot15523.8
6) Dont know/No answer416.3
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REDUCE from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks
The number of immigrants who can legally enter the U.S. should be reduced. (REDUCE)
TOTAL%
0) Refused120.5
1) Strongly agree81731.9
2) Moderately agree41316.1
3) Slightly agree26010.1
4) Neither agree nor disagree612.4
5) Slightly disagree1847.2
6) Moderately disagree37014.4
7) Strongly disagree34613.5
99) Dont know993.9
TOTAL2,562100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LETIN from General Social Survey, 1994
Do you think the number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to the United States to live should be increased or decreased? (LETIN)
TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot352.4
2) Increases a little533.6
3) Same as now39526.8
4) Decreased a little40727.6
5) Decreased a lot50734.4
8) Dont know694.7
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1474100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


IMMGPRIO from American National Election Studies, 2004
Should CONTROLLING AND REDUCING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION be a VERY IMPORTANT foreign policy goal, a SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT foreign policy goal, or NOT AN IMPORTANT foreign policy goal at all?/ (IMMGPRIO)
TOTAL%
1) Very important61858.0
3) Somewhat important39236.8
5) Not important at all545.1
8) Dont know10.1
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL1066100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PRIORITY from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005
Which of these should be the highest priority for Bush and Congress this year: The U.S. campaign against terrorism, the war in Iraq, the economy and jobs, health care, Social Security or something else? (PRIORITY)
TOTAL%
1) The U.S. campaign against terrorism12512.4
2) The war in Iraq22121.9
3) The economy and jobs32532.2
4) Health care15215.1
5) Social Security10810.7
6) Something else454.5
8) DK/No opinion121.2
50) Immigration/illegal aliens101.0
51) Education101.0
Missing1 
TOTAL1,008100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


V084407G from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
Order for U.S. foreign policy goal: reducing illegal immigration (V084407G)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Administered as 1st goal2279.8
2) Administered as 2nd goal26011.2
3) Administered as 3rd goal23710.2
4) Administered as 4th goal2279.8
5) Administered as 5th goal2008.6
6) Administered as 6th goal25410.9
7) Administered as 7th goal2219.5
8) Administered as 8th goal23610.2
9) Administered as 9th goal24010.3
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


V085078G from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
Should controlling and reducing illegal immigration be a very important foreign policy goal, a somewhat important foreign policy goal, or not an important foreign policy goal at all? (V085078G)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused50.2
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Very important1,15849.8
3) Somewhat important76432.9
5) Not important at all1757.5
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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


BORDER from American National Election Studies, 2004
Should federal spending on TIGHTENING BORDER SECURITY TO PREVENT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION be INCREASED, DECREASED, or kept ABOUT THE SAME?) (BORDER)
TOTAL%
1) Increased78064.4
3) Decreased756.2
5) Kept about the same33928.0
7) Cut out entirely20.2
8) Dont know141.2
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL1212100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


LESIMMIG from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
Agree/Disagree: We should take action to reduce the number of new immigrants coming to America. (98, 00, 04, 06, 08, 10) (LESIMMIG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2696.5
0) Disagree1,52736.6
1) Agree2,37156.9
TOTAL4167100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


THEFENCE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
If cost were not a factor, would you favor or oppose building a 2,000-mile security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, to stop all undocumented immigration? (06, 08, 10) (THEFENCE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1597.2
0) Oppose82637.3
1) Favor1,23255.6
TOTAL2217100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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


V083149 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
(What about) tightening border security to prevent illegal immigration? (Should federal spending on tightening border security to prevent illegal immigration be increased, decreased, or kept about the same?) (V083149)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused50.2
-8) Dont know462.0
1) Increased1,25854.2
3) Decreased27011.6
5) Kept about the same72331.1
7) Cut out entirely [Vol.]210.9
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SPNDBRDR from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006
27B3. Tightening border security to prevent illegal immigration? (Would you like to see spending increased or decreased?) (SPNDBRDR)
TOTAL%
1) Decreased1,20222.1
2) (Vol.) Neither increased nor decreased3476.4
3) Increased3,69868.1
8) Dont know1462.7
9) Refused400.7
Missing4,312 
TOTAL5,433100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LESIMMIG from Houston Area Survey, 2010
Agree/Disagree: We should take action to reduce the number of new immigrants coming to America. (LESIMMIG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK334.4
0) Disagree24032.0
1) Agree47763.6
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


THEFENCE from Houston Area Survey, 2010
If cost were not a factor, would you favor or oppose building a 2,000-mile security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, to stop all undocumented immigration? (THEFENCE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK354.7
0) Oppose25333.7
1) Favor46261.6
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LIMITIMM from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992
Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- The United States should have stronger limitations on the number of immigrants entering this country. (LIMITIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree81850.4
2) Somewhat Agree41625.6
3) Somewhat Disagree19111.8
4) Strongly Disagree1549.5
5) Dont know/Refused452.8
TOTAL1,624100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RED_IMMG from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you favor or oppose the U.S. government doing each of the following: passing a law to reduce the number of immigrants coming into the country (RED_IMMG)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,85863.8
2) Oppose91731.5
3) Donít know1274.4
4) Refused80.3
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Allow Work?This question type asks if illegal immigrants should be allowed to work in the United States for a limited amount of time.
Amnesty?Does the respondent believe the government should give undocumented immigrants a possibility of citizenship?
AuthorityWho should have the authority to identify/police undocumented immigrants?
Immigration CapDoes the respondent think the number of people allowed to come into the country should be raised/lowered/left alone?
ImportanceHow much of a priority is immigration for the government?
Stronger Limitations?Does the respondent believe stronger restrictions should be placed on immigration?

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