Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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IMMIGRNT

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

I am going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement (Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents) or the SECOND statement (Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right.
  1) First statement
  2) Second statement
  3) Neither/Both equally
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
First statement 36.3% 36.3%
Second statement 54.5% 90.8%
Neither/Both equally 4.8% 95.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
First statement 42.1% 37.1% 31.3% 36.3%
Second statement 51.4% 53.1% 58.3% 54.5%
Neither/Both equally 3.6% 5.1% 5.1% 4.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 4.6% 5.3% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
First statement 38.3% 34.4% 36.3%
Second statement 53.2% 55.6% 54.5%
Neither/Both equally 4.0% 5.5% 4.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 4.5% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
First statement 36.1% 37.5% 36.8% 22.0% 36.5%
Second statement 54.5% 54.5% 53.5% 61.5% 54.3%
Neither/Both equally 5.4% 3.4% 5.6% 5.5% 4.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 4.6% 4.1% 11.0% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
First statement 39.8% 35.1% 32.5% 40.1% 36.3%
Second statement 51.0% 57.2% 57.5% 50.0% 54.5%
Neither/Both equally 3.9% 4.0% 5.4% 5.7% 4.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 3.8% 4.7% 4.2% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
First statement 34.1% 74.5% 61.9% 61.4% 41.5% 42.9% 36.3%
Second statement 56.5% 17.0% 23.8% 26.3% 52.5% 42.9% 54.5%
Neither/Both equally 5.2% 2.1% 0.0% 3.5% 1.6% 10.7% 4.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 6.4% 14.3% 8.8% 4.4% 3.6% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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