June 12, 2014

2014 Political Polarization Survey

Table 4.4 Immigration

Q122/a/b: Which comes closer to your view about how to handle immigrants who are now living in the U.S. illegally? Should they (Not be eligible for citizenship) OR (Be eligible for citizenship if they meet certain requirements) [RANDOMIZE]?
ASK IF NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CITIZENSHIP: Do you think there should be a national law enforcement effort to deport all immigrants who are now living in the U.S. illegally, or should that not be done?
ASK IF BE ELIGIBLE FOR CITIZENSHIP: And if immigrants meet these requirements, should they be eligible for citizenship (Right away) OR (Only after a period of time) [RANDOMIZE]?

These questions are discussed in Section 4 of the report.

Immigrants eligible for citizenship Immigrants not eligible for citizenship
TOTAL Total
%
76
Right away
%
20
Only after period of time
%
54
Total
%
23
No nat’l effort to deport
%
5
Nat’l effort to deport
%
17
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PARTY WITH LEANERS
Rep/Rep lean 66 14 51 32 6 25 1,340
Dem/Dem lean 84 26 57 15 4 11 1,572
PARTY ID
Republican 66 13 52 32 5 27 788
Democrat 83 25 57 16 4 11 1,036
Independent 76 20 55 22 5 17 1,320
Lean Republican 67 17 50 32 8 23 552
Lean Democrat 86 27 57 12 3 10 536
IDEOLOGICAL CONSISTENCY
Consistently Conservative 51 7 44 48 7 41 347
Mostly Conservative 62 10 52 36 7 28 625
Mixed 73 18 55 25 5 19 1,179
Mostly Liberal 88 25 61 10 3 7 698
Consistently Liberal 97 45 49 2 2 1 492
SEX
Men 73 19 53 25 6 19 1,631
Women 78 22 55 21 4 16 1,710
AGE
18-49 78 25 52 21 5 16 1,336
50+ 73 15 57 25 5 20 1,960
DETAILED AGE
18-29 79 29 50 20 5 14 483
30-49 77 22 54 22 5 17 853
50-64 72 16 55 26 4 20 1,028
65+ 74 13 59 25 5 19 932
SEX BY AGE
Men 18-49 77 24 52 22 6 16 692
Men 50+ 69 12 56 29 6 22 922
Women 18-49 79 26 52 19 4 16 644
Women 50+ 76 17 57 22 4 18 1,038
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 73 18 54 25 5 20 2,407
Black, non-Hispanic 81 24 57 17 4 12 348
Hispanic 84 30 54 14 5 9 301
EDUCATION
College grad+ 83 24 57 16 6 10 1,378
Post grad 84 23 60 15 5 9 491
College grad 82 25 56 16 6 10 887
Some college 75 19 54 23 4 18 977
HS or less 72 19 52 27 4 22 972
FAMILY INCOME
$75,000+ 79 20 57 20 5 15 1,020
$30,000-$74,999 76 20 56 22 5 17 1,026
<$30,000 75 23 51 24 5 19 971
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
Total Protestant 71 17 53 27 5 22 1,673
White NH evang. Prot. 65 13 51 34 6 28 624
White NH mainline Prot. 71 17 52 28 5 22 583
Total Catholic 78 19 57 20 4 15 715
White NH Cath. 74 13 59 24 4 19 496
Unaffiliated 81 27 53 18 3 14 591
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 74 19 54 23 4 18 1,270
Less than weekly 76 21 54 22 5 17 2,031
REGION
Northeast 79 20 58 20 4 16 606
Midwest 71 17 53 27 5 21 724
South 73 19 53 25 5 19 1,240
West 81 25 55 18 4 12 771
AMONG REP/LEAN REP
Men 63 12 50 36 8 27 721
Women 70 17 53 28 5 23 619
18-29 69 23 45 30 5 25 163
30-49 69 15 54 30 7 23 315
50-64 62 11 50 37 6 29 430
65+ 66 8 57 33 6 26 417
Agree with Tea Party 59 10 48 39 7 31 555
Disagree/No opinion 71 17 54 28 6 22 761
AMONG DEM/LEAN DEM
Men 85 24 59 14 5 9 709
Women 84 27 55 15 3 12 863
18-29 88 36 51 11 6 5 240
30-49 83 27 54 16 3 13 409
50-64 84 20 62 14 2 11 467
65+ 82 19 62 17 3 14 441
AMONG WHITES
Men 70 16 53 29 6 23 1,177
Women 76 19 56 22 4 18 1,230
18-29 75 24 50 24 5 19 274
30-49 75 20 53 23 4 19 561
50-64 69 14 54 29 4 23 761
65+ 74 14 59 25 5 19 790
College grad 82 25 56 16 6 11 1,091
Some college or less 69 15 53 29 4 24 1,311
College grad men 78 21 56 20 8 12 566
College grad women 85 28 56 13 3 9 525
Some col or less men 66 14 51 33 5 27 609
Some col or less women 72 16 55 26 4 22 702
$75,000+ 80 21 58 19 4 14 839
$30,000-$74,999 72 17 54 27 5 21 760
<$30,000 68 18 48 31 5 25 578