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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 answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 46 1.5
-1) Inapplicable 1,315 43.1
1) Favor 334 11
2) Oppose 710 23.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose 297 9.7
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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 answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 56 1.8
-1) Inapplicable 2,313 75.9
1) A great deal 133 4.4
2) Moderately 163 5.3
3) A little 37 1.2
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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 answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 45 1.5
-1) Inapplicable 1,948 63.9
1) A great deal 497 16.3
2) Moderately 182 6
3) A little 30 1
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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) Refused 6 0.3
-8) Dont know 22 0.9
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD 1,156 49.8
1) Favor 329 14.2
2) Oppose 585 25.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose 225 9.7
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 know 1 0
-1) INAP, 3,-8,-9 in V083131; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,409 60.7
1) A great deal 570 24.5
2) Moderately 260 11.2
3) A little 83 3.6
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 answer 8 0.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,398 45.9
-4) Error, see documentation 1 0
-2) Missing, see documentation 26 0.9
1) Favor 391 12.8
2) Oppose 895 29.4
3) Neither favor nor oppose 330 10.8
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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 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


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


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 answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 45 1.5
-1) Inapplicable 1,315 43.1
1) Favor 581 19.1
2) Oppose 497 16.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose 264 8.7
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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 answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 54 1.8
-1) Inapplicable 2,068 67.8
1) A great deal 203 6.7
2) Moderately 302 9.9
3) A little 75 2.5
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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 answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 45 1.5
-1) Inapplicable 2,161 70.9
1) A great deal 333 10.9
2) Moderately 137 4.5
3) A little 26 0.9
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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) Refused 7 0.3
-8) Dont know 18 0.8
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD 1,156 49.8
1) Favor 607 26.1
2) Oppose 352 15.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose 183 7.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 0 0
-8) Dont know 2 0.1
-1) INAP, 3,-8,-9 in V083133; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,364 58.7
1) A great deal 507 21.8
2) Moderately 348 15
3) A little 102 4.4
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 answer 7 0.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,398 45.9
-4) Error, see documentation 1 0
-2) Missing, see documentation 26 0.9
1) Favor 690 22.6
2) Oppose 645 21.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose 282 9.2
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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 laws 3,577 32.7
2) Creating a way for illegal immigrants already here to become citizens if they meet certain requirements 2,375 21.7
3) Should both be given equal priority 4,589 41.9
4) None of these (Vol.) 107 1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 292 2.7
TOTAL10,940100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
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? (LEGALIZE)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 29 6.1
0) Against it 0 0
1) For it 444 93.9
TOTAL473100.0
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


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) Favor 2,432 59.3
2) Oppose 1,491 36.4
9) Dont know/Refused 176 4.3
TOTAL4,099100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 know 41 5.5
1) Police should take an active role 457 60.9
2) Leave to federal authorities 252 33.6
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 know 41 5.5
1) Police should take an active role 457 60.9
2) Leave to federal authorities 252 33.6
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be . . . (LETIN1)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Increased a lot 87 3.7
2) Increased a little 185 7.9
3) Remain the same as it is 803 34.4
4) Reduced a little 533 22.9
5) Reduced a lot 661 28.3
8) Cant choose 55 2.4
9) No answer 8 0.3
TOTAL2,332100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Priority should be given to people who have family members living in the United States 572 37.3
2) Priority should be given to people based on education, job skills, and experience 766 49.9
8) Dont know 177 11.5
9) Refused 20 1.3
TOTAL1,535100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 lot 176 2.1
2) Increased a little 412 4.9
3) Same as now 2,947 34.7
4) Decreased a little 2,039 24
5) Decreased a lot 2,115 24.9
8) DK 185 2.2
9) NA; no Post IW 613 7.2
TOTAL8,487100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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) Increased 760 7.4
3) Same as now 3,732 36.3
5) Decreased 4,939 48
8) DK 245 2.4
9) NA; no Post IW 618 6
TOTAL10,294100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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) INCREASED 172 9.5
3) DECREASED 785 43.4
5) LEFT THE SAME AS IT IS NOW 785 43.4
8) DONT KNOW 60 3.3
9) REFUSED 5 0.3
TOTAL1,807100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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; INAP 0 0
1) A LITTLE 360 37.6
5) A LOT 588 61.4
8) DONT KNOW 9 0.9
TOTAL957100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be... (LETIN1)
  TOTAL %
1) Increased a lot 75 3.5
2) Increased a little 130 6.1
3) Remain the same as it is 684 32.2
4) Reduced as little 560 26.4
5) Reduced a lot 534 25.2
8) Cant choose 138 6.5
9) No answer 1 0
TOTAL2,122100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 lot 27 2.5
2) Increased a little 79 7.4
3) Left the same as it is now 450 42.2
4) Decreased a little 284 26.6
5) Decreased a lot 207 19.4
8) Dont know 15 1.4
9) Refused 4 0.4
TOTAL1,066100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be . . . (LETIN1)
  TOTAL %
1) Increased a lot 76 3.8
2) Increased a little 170 8.5
3) Remain the same as it is 677 34
4) Reduced a little 464 23.3
5) Reduced a lot 558 28
8) Cant choose 43 2.2
9) No answer 4 0.2
TOTAL1,992100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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/DK 385 6.5
1) Fewer 2,382 40.2
2) About the same 2,341 39.6
3) More 811 13.7
TOTAL5,919100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 lot 50 3.6
2) Increased a little 74 5.3
3) Same as now 612 43.8
4) Decreased a little 281 20.1
5) Decreased a lot 301 21.5
8) Dont know 76 5.4
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 lot 41 2.9
2) Increased a little 77 5.5
3) Left the same as it is now 615 44
4) Decreased a little 279 20
5) Decreased a lot 303 21.7
8) Dont know 78 5.6
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 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 lot 36 2.6
2) Increased a little 79 5.7
3) Left the same as it is now 626 44.8
4) Decreased a little 259 18.5
5) Decreased a lot 299 21.4
8) Dont know 95 6.8
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 lot 40 2.9
2) Increased a little 90 6.4
3) Left the same as it is now 717 51.3
4) Decreased a little 225 16.1
5) Decreased a lot 232 16.6
8) Dont know 90 6.4
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 – d. Reducing legal immigration (IMMIGRAT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 578 18.9
2) Favor 795 26
3) Oppose 929 30.4
4) Strongly oppose 463 15.2
9) Dont Know/Refused 287 9.4
TOTAL3,052100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be: (LETIN1)
  TOTAL %
1) Increased a lot 33 2.4
2) Increased a little 65 4.8
3) Remain the same as it is 310 22.7
4) Reduced a little 339 24.8
5) Reduced a lot 394 28.8
8) Cant choose 172 12.6
9) No answer 54 4
TOTAL1,367100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Refused 6 0.3
-8) Dont know 35 1.5
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
1) Increased a lot 108 4.6
2) Increased a little 194 8.4
3) Left the same as it is now 868 37.4
4) Decreased a little 475 20.4
5) Decreased a lot 416 17.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Increased 93 4.8
2) Kept at present level 859 44.5
3) Decreased 977 50.6
TOTAL1,929100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 lot 2,080 21.3
2) Reduced a little 2,054 21.1
3) Remain the same as it is 3,621 37.2
4) Increased a little 859 8.8
5) Increased a lot 381 3.9
6) Cant choose 491 5
8) Dont know 184 1.9
9) Refused 75 0.8
TOTAL9,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 lot 15 2.3
2) Increased a little 46 7.1
3) Left the same as it is now 229 35.2
4) Decreased a little 165 25.3
5) Decreased a lot 155 23.8
6) Dont know/No answer 41 6.3
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


The number of immigrants who can legally enter the U.S. should be reduced. (REDUCE)
  TOTAL %
0) Refused 0 0
1) Strongly agree 817 32
2) Moderately agree 413 16.2
3) Slightly agree 260 10.2
4) Neither agree nor disagree 61 2.4
5) Slightly disagree 184 7.2
6) Moderately disagree 370 14.5
7) Strongly disagree 346 13.6
99) Dont know 99 3.9
TOTAL2,550100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 lot 35 2.4
2) Increases a little 53 3.6
3) Same as now 395 26.8
4) Decreased a little 407 27.6
5) Decreased a lot 507 34.4
8) Dont know 69 4.7
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


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


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 important 618 58
3) Somewhat important 392 36.8
5) Not important at all 54 5.1
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,066100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 terrorism 125 12.4
2) The war in Iraq 221 21.9
3) The economy and jobs 325 32.2
4) Health care 152 15.1
5) Social Security 108 10.7
6) Something else 45 4.5
8) DK/No opinion 12 1.2
50) Immigration/illegal aliens 10 1
51) Education 10 1
TOTAL1,008100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Order for U.S. foreign policy goal: reducing illegal immigration (V084407G)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
1) Administered as 1st goal 227 9.8
2) Administered as 2nd goal 260 11.2
3) Administered as 3rd goal 237 10.2
4) Administered as 4th goal 227 9.8
5) Administered as 5th goal 200 8.6
6) Administered as 6th goal 254 10.9
7) Administered as 7th goal 221 9.5
8) Administered as 8th goal 236 10.2
9) Administered as 9th goal 240 10.3
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Refused 5 0.2
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
1) Very important 1,158 49.8
3) Somewhat important 764 32.9
5) Not important at all 175 7.5
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree or disagree with this statement: 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


Should federal spending on TIGHTENING BORDER SECURITY TO PREVENT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION be INCREASED, DECREASED, or kept ABOUT THE SAME?) (BORDER)
  TOTAL %
1) Increased 780 64.4
3) Decreased 75 6.2
5) Kept about the same 339 28
7) Cut out entirely 2 0.2
8) Dont know 14 1.2
9) Refused 2 0.2
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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/DK 269 10.2
0) Disagree 0 0
1) Agree 2,371 89.8
TOTAL2,640100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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/DK 159 11.4
0) Oppose 0 0
1) Favor 1,232 88.6
TOTAL1,391100.0
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


(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) Refused 5 0.2
-8) Dont know 46 2
1) Increased 1,258 54.2
3) Decreased 270 11.6
5) Kept about the same 723 31.1
7) Cut out entirely [Vol.] 21 0.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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


27B3. Tightening border security to prevent illegal immigration? (Would you like to see spending increased or decreased?) (SPNDBRDR)
  TOTAL %
1) Decreased 1,202 22.1
2) (Vol.) Neither increased nor decreased 347 6.4
3) Increased 3,698 68.1
8) Dont know 146 2.7
9) Refused 40 0.7
TOTAL5,433100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Agree/Disagree: We should take action to reduce the number of new immigrants coming to America. (LESIMMIG)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 33 6.5
0) Disagree 0 0
1) Agree 477 93.5
TOTAL510100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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/DK 35 7
0) Oppose 0 0
1) Favor 462 93
TOTAL497100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 Agree 818 50.4
2) Somewhat Agree 416 25.6
3) Somewhat Disagree 191 11.8
4) Strongly Disagree 154 9.5
5) Dont know/Refused 45 2.8
TOTAL1,624100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Favor 1,858 63.8
2) Oppose 917 31.5
3) Dont know 127 4.4
4) Refused 8 0.3
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
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?
Authority: Who should have the authority to identify/police undocumented immigrants?
Immigration Cap: Does the respondent think the number of people allowed to come into the country should be raised/lowered/left alone?
Importance: How 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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