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Immigration, View of Level of - Measurement Concept

Respondent's view of the level of immigrants - too much, too little, just right?
61 Questions match selected parameters.

Survey Questions

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)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased7607.4
3) Same as now373236.3
5) Decreased493948.0
8) DK2452.4
9) NA; no Post IW6186.0
Missing37144
Total10294100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2004
Cases: 47438
Variables: 950
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Other: Some years used telephone interviews, others used face-to-face interviews
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)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot1762.1
2) Increased a little4124.9
3) Same as now294734.7
4) Decreased a little203924.0
5) Decreased a lot211524.9
8) DK1852.2
9) NA; no Post IW6137.2
Missing38951
Total8487100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2004
Cases: 47438
Variables: 950
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Other: Some years used telephone interviews, others used face-to-face interviews
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?
 TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable160532.7
1) Increased a lot1222.5
2) Increased a little2895.9
3) Remain the same as it is117624.0
4) Reduced a little77215.8
5) Reduced a lot85117.4
8) Can't choose731.5
9) No answer130.3
Total4901100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 4901
Variables: 1221
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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.
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39432.4
2) Agree43435.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree21417.6
4) Disagree1139.3
5) Strongly disagree322.6
8) Can't choose282.3
9) No answer10.1
Missing1596
Total1216100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2004
Cases: 2812
Variables: 1174
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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)
 TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know415.5
1) Police should take an active role45760.9
2) Leave to federal authorities25233.6
Missing17793
Total750100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 17898
Variables: 770
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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)
 TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1415.0
0) Against it95734.0
1) For it171661.0
Missing15729
Total2814100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 17898
Variables: 770
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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)
 TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2696.5
0) Disagree152736.6
1) Agree237156.9
Missing14376
Total4167100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 17898
Variables: 770
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable202456.9
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) Don't know1775.0
9) Refused200.6
Total3559100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3559
Variables: 898
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
LETIN1 from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be . . .
 TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable122734.5
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) Can't choose551.5
9) No answer80.2
Total3559100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3559
Variables: 898
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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)
 TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3856.5
1) Fewer238240.2
2) About the same234139.6
3) More81113.7
Missing12624
Total5919100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 17898
Variables: 770
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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)
 TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1597.2
0) Oppose82637.3
1) Favor123255.6
Missing16326
Total2217100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 17898
Variables: 770
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
LETIN1 from General Social Survey, 2004
Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be...
 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) Can't choose1386.5
9) No answer10.0
Missing690
Total2122100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2004
Cases: 2812
Variables: 1174
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
LETIN1 from General Social Survey, 2006
Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be . . .
 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) Can't choose432.2
9) No answer40.2
Missing2518
Total1992100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 4510
Variables: 1232
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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)
 TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK436.7
0) Against28043.4
1) For32249.9
Missing17898
Total645100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 17898
Variables: 770
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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)
 TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know222.9
0) Against it12116.1
1) For it60780.9
Missing17793
Total750100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 17898
Variables: 770
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 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) Don't know765.4
9) No answer40.3
Missing1419
Total1398100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2000
Cases: 2817
Variables: 1065
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 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) Don't know956.8
9) No answer40.3
Missing1419
Total1398100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2000
Cases: 2817
Variables: 1065
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 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) Don't know906.4
9) No answer40.3
Missing1419
Total1398100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2000
Cases: 2817
Variables: 1065
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 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) Don't know785.6
9) No answer50.4
Missing1419
Total1398100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2000
Cases: 2817
Variables: 1065
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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?
 TOTAL%
-9) Refused60.3
-8) Don't know220.9
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD115649.8
1) Favor32914.2
2) Oppose58525.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose2259.7
Total2323100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2323
Variables: 1956
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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?
 TOTAL%
-9) Refused70.3
-8) Don't know180.8
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD115649.8
1) Favor60726.1
2) Oppose35215.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose1837.9
Total2323100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2323
Variables: 1956
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 TOTAL%
-9) Refused00.0
-8) Don't know20.1
-1) INAP, 3,-8,-9 in V083133; R selected for VERSION OLD136458.7
1) A great deal50721.8
2) Moderately34815.0
3) A little1024.4
Total2323100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2323
Variables: 1956
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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)?
 TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation451.5
-1) Inapplicable216170.9
1) A great deal33310.9
2) Moderately1374.5
3) A little260.9
Total3049100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3049
Variables: 2960
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Online Survey
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.
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree59243.3
2) Agree39528.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree17913.1
4) Disagree866.3
5) Strongly disagree272.0
8) Can't choose685.0
9) No answer201.5
Missing1537
Total1367100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 2904
Variables: 1051
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
LETIN1 from General Social Survey, 1996
Do you think the number of immigrants to America nowadays should be:
 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) Can't choose17212.6
9) No answer544.0
Missing1537
Total1367100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 2904
Variables: 1051
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?)
 TOTAL%
-9) Refused50.2
-8) Don't know462.0
1) Increased125854.2
3) Decreased27011.6
5) Kept about the same72331.1
7) Cut out entirely [Vol.]210.9
Total2323100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2323
Variables: 1956
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
V084407G from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
Order for U.S. foreign policy goal: reducing illegal immigration
 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  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2323
Variables: 1956
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 TOTAL%
-9) Refused50.2
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Very important115849.8
3) Somewhat important76432.9
5) Not important at all1757.5
Total2323100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2323
Variables: 1956
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 TOTAL%
-9) Refused60.3
-8) Don't 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  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2323
Variables: 1956
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
IMMIGRAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007
Now, I'd 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
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 18.9
2) Favor 26.1
3) Oppose 30.4
4) Strongly oppose 15.2
9) Don't Know/Refused 9.4
Total3002100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2007
Cases: 3002
Variables: 178
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
-8) Don't know10.0
-1) INAP, 3,-8,-9 in V083131; R selected for VERSION OLD140960.7
1) A great deal57024.5
2) Moderately26011.2
3) A little833.6
Total2323100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2323
Variables: 1956
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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?
 TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation461.5
-1) Inapplicable131543.1
1) Favor33411.0
2) Oppose71023.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose2979.7
Total3049100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3049
Variables: 2960
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Online Survey
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)?
 TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation561.8
-1) Inapplicable231375.9
1) A great deal1334.4
2) Moderately1635.3
3) A little371.2
Total3049100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3049
Variables: 2960
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Online Survey
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)?
 TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation451.5
-1) Inapplicable194863.9
1) A great deal49716.3
2) Moderately1826.0
3) A little301.0
Total3049100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3049
Variables: 2960
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Online Survey
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?
 TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation451.5
-1) Inapplicable131543.1
1) Favor58119.1
2) Oppose49716.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose2648.7
Total3049100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3049
Variables: 2960
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Online Survey
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)?
 TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation541.8
-1) Inapplicable206867.8
1) A great deal2036.7
2) Moderately3029.9
3) A little752.5
Total3049100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3049
Variables: 2960
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Online Survey
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?
 TOTAL%
-7) No answer80.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response139845.9
-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  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3049
Variables: 2960
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Online Survey
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?
 TOTAL%
-7) No answer70.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response139845.9
-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  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3049
Variables: 2960
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Online Survey
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Increased934.8
2) Kept at present level85944.5
3) Decreased97750.6
Missing118
Total1929100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 2047
Variables: 497
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased78064.4
3) Decreased756.2
5) Kept about the same33928.0
7) Cut out entirely20.2
8) Don't know141.2
9) Refused20.2
Total1212100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2004
Cases: 1212
Variables: 1184
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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?/
 TOTAL%
1) Very important61858.0
3) Somewhat important39236.8
5) Not important at all545.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing146
Total1066100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2004
Cases: 1212
Variables: 1184
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 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) Don't know151.4
9) Refused40.4
Missing146
Total1066100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2004
Cases: 1212
Variables: 1184
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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.
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree75036.0
2) Somewhat agree63130.3
3) Somewhat disagree38418.5
4) Strongly disagree26112.6
8) Don't know361.7
9) Refused180.9
Total2081100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2081
Variables: 210
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Better border security and stronger enforcement of our immigration laws 32.7
2) Creating a way for illegal immigrants already here to become citizens if they meet certain requirements 21.7
3) Should both be given equal priority 41.9
4) None of these (Vol.) 1.0
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.7
Total3003100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 3003
Variables: 152
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
IMMIGRT2 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?
 TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP85047.0
1) A little36019.9
5) A lot58832.5
8) Don't know90.5
Total1807100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2000
Cases: 1807
Variables: 1868
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mixed Mode
IMMIGRT3 from American National Election Studies, 2000
SUmmary: Immigration level
 TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot683.8
2) Increased a little1005.5
3) Left the same78543.4
4) Decreased a little26014.4
5) Decreased a lot52028.8
8) Don't know693.8
9) Refused50.3
Total1807100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2000
Cases: 1807
Variables: 1868
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mixed Mode
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?
 TOTAL%
1) The U.S. campaign against terrorism12512.4
2) The war in Iraq22122.0
3) The economy and jobs32532.3
4) Health care15215.1
5) Social Security10810.7
6) Something else454.5
8) DK/No opinion121.1
50) Immigration/illegal aliens101.0
51) Education101.0
Missing2
Total1006100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2005
Cases: 1007
Variables: 108
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know222.9
0) Against it12116.1
1) For it60780.9
Total750100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 750
Variables: 142
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know415.5
1) Police should take an active role45760.9
2) Leave to federal authorities25233.6
Total750100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 750
Variables: 142
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK293.9
0) Against it27736.9
1) For it44459.2
Total750100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 750
Variables: 142
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
LESIMMIG from Houston Area Survey, 2010
Agree/Disagree: We should take action to reduce the number of new immigrants coming to America.
 TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK334.4
0) Disagree24032.0
1) Agree47763.6
Total750100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 750
Variables: 142
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK354.7
0) Oppose25333.7
1) Favor46261.6
Total750100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2010
Cases: 750
Variables: 142
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Reduced a lot208021.3
2) Reduced a little205421.1
3) Remain the same as it is362137.2
4) Increased a little8598.8
5) Increased a lot3813.9
6) Can't choose4915.0
8) Don't know1841.9
9) Refused750.8
Total9745100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 12100
Variables: 256
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: Other: Specific communities
Sample: Random Samples
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?)
 TOTAL%
1) Decreased120222.1
2) (Vol.) Neither increased nor decreased3476.4
3) Increased369868.1
8) Don't know1462.7
9) Refused400.7
Missing5471
Total5433100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 12100
Variables: 256
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: Other: Specific communities
Sample: Random Samples
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...?
 TOTAL%
1) Increased a lot152.3
2) Increased a little467.0
3) Left the same as it is now22935.2
4) Decreased a little16525.4
5) Decreased a lot15523.8
6) Don't know/No answer416.3
Total651100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 1010
Variables: 129
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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.
 TOTAL%
0) Refused120.5
1) Strongly agree81731.9
2) Moderately agree41316.1
3) Slightly agree26010.2
4) Neither agree nor disagree612.4
5) Slightly disagree1847.2
6) Moderately disagree37014.4
7) Strongly disagree34613.5
99) Don't know993.9
Total2561100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2000
Cases: 2561
Variables: 310
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Favor 59.3
2) Oppose 36.4
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
Total2007100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2007
Cases: 2007
Variables: 204
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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.
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree81850.4
2) Somewhat Agree41625.6
3) Somewhat Disagree19111.7
4) Strongly Disagree1549.5
5) Don't know/Refused452.8
Total1623100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1992
Cases: 802
Variables: 54
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 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) Don't know694.7
9) No answer80.5
Missing1518
Total1474100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1994
Cases: 2992
Variables: 852
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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
 TOTAL%
1) Favor185863.9
2) Oppose91731.5
3) Don't know1274.4
4) Refused80.3
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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
 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
Missing56
Total356100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2002
Cases: 412
Variables: 48
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone

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