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Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted March 30-31, 2006

March 30 - 31, 2006  Is it possible for the United States to reduce the number of illegal immigrants moving into our country?            Is it possible for the United States to reduce the number of illegal immigrants moving into our country?
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Yes 68% 69% 66% 79% 57% 66% 60% 72% 63% 67% 70% 65% 70% 64% 70% 60% 59% 62% 71% 74% 74% 55% 62% 70% 73% 76% 76% 51%
No 20% 22% 18% 12% 28% 19% 31% 19% 18% 18% 17% 22% 19% 22% 17% 26% 30% 25% 21% 17% 15% 20% 23% 19% 17% 15% 14% 34%
                                                       
March 30 - 31, 2006  Think of a group of people who would like to enter the United States as immigrants. They are not a national security threat                              
 and they can support themselves and their family with a job in the United States.  Should anyone who meets these standards be allowed to enter and live in the country legally?                    
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Yes 50% 48% 52% 49% 50% 50% 60% 44% 52% 52% 52% 48% 47% 55% 48% 59% 54% 56% 56% 44% 49% 42% 51% 42% 49% 59% 58% 58%
No 35% 40% 29% 36% 33% 35% 31% 43% 30% 29% 35% 34% 39% 27% 37% 23% 32% 31% 33% 40% 37% 32% 35% 38% 38% 27% 32% 33%
                                                       
March 30 - 31, 2006  There are currently 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States. Most have lived here for more than five years.  Should the United States forcibly require all 11 million illegal aliens to leave this country?            
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Yes 40% 45% 36% 46% 38% 35% 39% 47% 37% 35% 38% 42% 44% 34% 41% 37% 36% 38% 38% 49% 43% 32% 43% 41% 44% 39% 45% 20%
No 44% 43% 45% 36% 48% 50% 56% 39% 50% 43% 45% 43% 40% 50% 43% 42% 52% 53% 42% 40% 40% 44% 45% 42% 37% 45% 45% 63%
                                                       
March 30 - 31, 2006  Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to                        
 live off our welfare system.  Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome.  Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?                          
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Agree 54% 49% 57% 56% 54% 49% 45% 51% 54% 58% 56% 52% 54% 54% 54% 49% 57% 49% 55% 60% 54% 48% 50% 48% 52% 65% 67% 64%
Disagree 30% 36% 24% 30% 29% 30% 37% 36% 32% 22% 29% 31% 31% 27% 31% 26% 29% 34% 32% 29% 27% 24% 30% 37% 32% 18% 22% 31%
                                                       
March 30 - 31, 2006  Some people say it makes no sense to debate new rules for immigration until we can control our borders and enforce the existing laws.  Do you agree or disagree?                      
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Agree 66% 68% 64% 72% 64% 61% 71% 68% 62% 65% 69% 64% 69% 61% 66% 66% 70% 66% 62% 63% 72% 68% 73% 65% 66% 74% 59% 63%
Disagree 21% 22% 20% 20% 19% 27% 20% 23% 20% 21% 22% 21% 21% 21% 22% 18% 21% 20% 29% 24% 17% 16% 16% 22% 26% 19% 26% 25%