April 11, 2013

A COUNTRY OF CHRISTIANISTS:

Poll Finds Broad Immigration Support (COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON, 4/11/13, WSJ)

The continuing economic uncertainty makes the survey's findings of strong support for immigration all the more notable, said Mr. McInturff. Some 54% in the survey agreed with the statement that immigration strengthens the country and "adds to our character," a higher reading than the 47% who agreed with that statement in mid-2010 and the 41% in 2005.

"I think it speaks to something pretty potent that we're seeing this kind of change in that kind of economic uncertainty," Mr. McInturff said.

The recent survey found 36% of respondents said immigration weakens the U.S.

Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed said they favor giving citizenship to those who came here illegally and now hold jobs. Support jumped to 76% for a plan that required immigrants to pay fines, back taxes and pass a security check, among other measures, to gain citizenship. 

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