The purpose of this study was to gauge public opinion regarding issues of immigration through a telephone survey of 438 randomly selected United States residents from six metropolitan areas (New York, Miami, Newark, Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles) who were born U.S. citizens. The study was specifically aimed at measuring the public’s feelings toward immigration policies, current legal and illegal or documented and undocumented immigrants living in the United States, and whether changes should or should not be made to existing laws. Demographic information such as age, gender, race, religion, marital status, and occupation was also collected.
This study was conducted with support from the staff at the Center for Survey Research at Indiana University and used the Center's centralized telephone interviewing facility located on the Bloomington campus.
This study is supported by funding from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington.