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American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004 - Analysis

VCF0879

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)
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Increased a lot1762.1%2.1%-1.81
2) Increased a little4124.9%6.9%-1.25
3) Same as now294734.7%41.7%-0.68
4) Decreased a little203924.0%65.7%-0.11
5) Decreased a lot211524.9%90.6%0.46
8) DK1852.2%92.8%2.17
9) NA; no Post IW6137.2%100.0%2.73
Missing38951
Total Unweighted N = 8487





Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Increased a lot2.0%
80
2.1%
96
02.1%
176
Increased a little5.2%
202
4.6%
210
04.9%
412
Same as now35.7%
1394
33.9%
1553
034.7%
2947
Decreased a little23.7%
926
24.3%
1113
024.0%
2039
Decreased a lot24.2%
945
25.5%
1170
024.9%
2115
DK1.8%
69
2.5%
116
02.2%
185
NA; no Post IW7.4%
287
7.1%
326
07.2%
613
Missing171152173338951103
Total 100%
3903
100%
4584
   
8487

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackAsianNative AmericanHispanicOtherMissingTotal
Increased a lot1.5%
98
3.3%
36
5.5%
8
1.8%
5
5.0%
27
0.0%
0
22.1%
174
Increased a little4.5%
288
5.8%
62
11.7%
17
2.2%
6
6.8%
37
0.0%
0
24.9%
410
Same as now34.5%
2193
35.3%
380
46.2%
67
27.3%
74
36.4%
198
0.0%
0
3534.7%
2912
Decreased a little25.1%
1598
20.1%
217
14.5%
21
24.7%
67
20.8%
113
0.0%
0
2324.0%
2016
Decreased a lot25.9%
1648
23.2%
250
10.3%
15
33.9%
92
17.6%
96
0.0%
0
1425.0%
2101
DK2.1%
136
3.1%
33
1.4%
2
1.5%
4
1.3%
7
0.0%
0
32.2%
182
NA; no Post IW6.3%
401
9.2%
99
10.3%
15
8.5%
23
12.1%
66
0.0%
0
97.2%
604
Missing32753408622555394314139039250
Total 100%
6362
100%
1077
100%
145
100%
271
100%
544
100%
0
   
8399

Age (I-AGE)

 17-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465 and olderMissingTotal
Increased a lot2.4%
19
2.4%
42
2.4%
46
2.1%
29
1.8%
19
1.3%
21
02.1%
176
Increased a little4.9%
38
5.3%
93
4.5%
86
5.1%
70
4.9%
52
4.3%
69
44.8%
408
Same as now36.6%
284
33.1%
576
36.4%
689
35.7%
494
34.3%
365
33.0%
533
634.7%
2941
Decreased a little22.4%
174
25.1%
437
24.3%
459
25.6%
354
22.7%
241
23.0%
371
324.0%
2036
Decreased a lot20.8%
162
25.7%
448
23.2%
439
22.9%
316
27.3%
290
28.3%
457
324.9%
2112
DK2.8%
22
1.2%
21
2.0%
38
2.0%
27
2.4%
26
3.0%
49
22.2%
183
NA; no Post IW10.0%
78
7.2%
125
7.1%
134
6.7%
92
6.6%
70
7.1%
114
07.2%
613
Missing37938504799264585474642038969310
Total 100%
777
100%
1742
100%
1891
100%
1382
100%
1063
100%
1614
   
8469

Education (I-EDUC)

 Grade school or less (0-8 grades)High school (12 grades or fewer)Some college (13 grades or more but no degree)College or advanced degreeMissingTotal
Increased a lot2.2%
10
1.9%
66
1.9%
43
2.5%
56
12.1%
175
Increased a little3.5%
16
3.7%
130
4.0%
89
7.8%
173
44.9%
408
Same as now30.7%
139
29.5%
1028
35.4%
791
43.5%
960
2934.8%
2918
Decreased a little15.2%
69
25.2%
879
26.0%
580
21.7%
478
3323.9%
2006
Decreased a lot32.9%
149
30.4%
1058
23.8%
531
15.6%
345
3224.9%
2083
DK5.5%
25
1.6%
55
2.1%
48
2.5%
55
22.2%
183
NA; no Post IW9.9%
45
7.7%
268
6.8%
152
6.3%
138
107.2%
603
Missing7377184046957585439062359
Total 100%
453
100%
3484
100%
2234
100%
2205
   
8376

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishOther and none (also includes don't know preference)MissingTotal
Increased a lot1.7%
83
2.4%
51
2.8%
5
2.8%
36
12.1%
175
Increased a little4.1%
197
5.2%
109
12.9%
23
6.2%
79
44.9%
408
Same as now34.1%
1649
36.3%
763
41.0%
73
35.0%
448
1434.9%
2933
Decreased a little24.5%
1187
24.2%
509
16.9%
30
23.4%
300
1324.1%
2026
Decreased a lot26.3%
1275
23.6%
496
9.6%
17
24.0%
308
1925.0%
2096
DK2.4%
114
1.4%
29
5.1%
9
2.3%
29
42.2%
181
NA; no Post IW6.9%
335
6.9%
144
11.8%
21
6.3%
81
326.9%
581
Missing257808861993290039038417
Total 100%
4840
100%
2101
100%
178
100%
1281
   
8400

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 Every weekAlmost every week (no cases in 1970)Once or twice a monthA few times a yearNeverNo religious preference (1970-1988)MissingTotal
Increased a lot2.0%
45
2.1%
20
3.0%
35
1.2%
16
2.2%
60
0.0%
0
02.1%
176
Increased a little4.8%
107
5.2%
50
4.3%
51
4.2%
56
5.4%
147
0.0%
0
14.9%
411
Same as now36.8%
813
36.6%
355
32.1%
380
34.4%
459
34.1%
929
0.0%
0
1134.9%
2936
Decreased a little23.0%
509
25.3%
245
26.1%
309
24.2%
323
23.5%
641
0.0%
0
1224.1%
2027
Decreased a lot24.5%
541
23.0%
223
25.5%
302
25.5%
340
25.6%
696
0.0%
0
1325.0%
2102
DK2.6%
58
2.3%
22
1.8%
21
2.2%
29
1.9%
53
0.0%
0
22.2%
183
NA; no Post IW6.2%
136
5.6%
54
7.3%
87
8.4%
112
7.2%
197
0.0%
0
277.0%
586
Missing6682274833276478418313953901714138
Total 100%
2209
100%
969
100%
1185
100%
1335
100%
2723
100%
0
   
8421

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