Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Large majority in new poll say illegal immigration is a major problem

A new Arizona State University poll finds that illegal immigration is seen as a serious problem for a large majority of people living in four Southwestern states.

The poll, by ASU's Institute for Social Science Research, found that 58 percent of those polled in the states of Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Nevada believe illegal immigration is a very serious problem. Another 27 percent believe illegal immigration is a somewhat serious problem.

At the same time, asked their overall opinion of various ethnic groups, 34 percent of those polled were 'very' positive about Mexican Americans and other Latino/Hispanic Americans. Another 32 percent were 'somewhat' positive and another 19 percent were neither positive nor negative about Mexican Americans and Latino/Hispanic Americans. Only 13 percent had a 'somewhat' or 'very' negative overall opinion of the group.

The telephone poll of 1,013 adults was taken from Nov. 6 to Dec. 19 and had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

1 comment:

  1. WOW!!!!!! No kidding, Now I wonder why they're just now finding that out. Everybody's known that for about 20 years. Some people are just sooooooo smart that they just ammmmmmmmmmaze me.


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