HOW AMERICANS VIEW IMMIGRANTS AS OF 12/15/05  
SORT ► SORTED ALPHABETICALLY BY STATE
SORTED BY 'TAKE JOBS FROM AMERICANS' IN DESCENDING ORDER
SORTED BY 'DO JOBS AMERICANS DON'T WANT' IN DESCENDING ORDER
SORTED BY % OF STATE'S RESIDENTS WHO ARE IMMIGRANTS IN DESCENDING ORDER
Sorted
HOW AMERICANS VIEW IMMIGRANTS AS OF 12/15/05
Sorted By % Who are Immigrants In Descending Order MEDIA SPONSOR
Exact question wording: "Which of these 2 statements do you agree with more:
One: Immigrants take jobs away from Americans.
Two: Immigrants do jobs that Americans don't want."
# State % Who Are Immigrants* 2004
ECV
Take Jobs From Americans Do Jobs Americans Don't Want
1 California 28% Kerry 30% 66% KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
2 New York 21% Kerry 35% 60% WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
3 New Jersey 19% Kerry 35% 62% WABC-TV WCAU-TV
4 Florida 18% Bush 38% 57% WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
5 Hawaii 17% Kerry 30% 62% KHON-TV
6 Nevada 17% Bush 44% 52% KVBC-TV
7 Texas 15% Bush 39% 56% KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
8 Arizona 15% Bush 42% 54% KPNX-TV
9 Massachusetts 14% Kerry 35% 57% WBZ-TV
10 Maryland 13% Kerry 37% 58% WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
11 Rhode Island 12% Kerry 44% 51% WLNE-TV
12 Illinois 11% Kerry 43% 52% KSDK-TV
13 Washington 11% Kerry 38% 58% KING-TV KATU-TV
14 Connecticut 10% Kerry 32% 62% WABC-TV
15 Colorado 10% Bush 44% 51% KUSA-TV
16 Virginia 10% Bush 40% 54% WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
17 New Mexico 9% Bush 33% 63% KOB-TV
18 Georgia 9% Bush 46% 50% WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
19 Oregon 9% Kerry 43% 50% KATU-TV
20 Delaware 8% Kerry 43% 52% WCAU-TV
21 Alaska 7% Bush 35% 56%
22 Minnesota 7% Kerry 41% 54% KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
23 North Carolina 7% Bush 55% 42% WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
24 Utah 6% Bush 41% 56% KSL-TV
25 Idaho 6% Bush 43% 53%
26 Michigan 6% Kerry 50% 44% WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
27 Nebraska 5% Bush 41% 54%
28 Iowa 5% Bush 50% 43% KAAL-TV
29 Kansas 5% Bush 43% 52% KWCH-TV
30 Wisconsin 5% Kerry 48% 45% WDIO-TV
31 New Hampshire 5% Kerry 46% 49% WBZ-TV
31 Tennessee 5% Bush 53% 43% WBIR-TV
33 Oklahoma 4% Bush 50% 47% KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
33 Pennsylvania 4% Kerry 52% 43% WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
35 Louisiana 3% Bush 52% 45%
35 Ohio 3% Bush 52% 43% WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
37 Kentucky 3% Bush 51% 44% WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
38 Indiana 3% Bush 58% 38% WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
39 South Carolina 3% Bush 53% 42% WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
39 Vermont 3% Kerry 35% 59%
41 Maine 3% Kerry 46% 48% WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
42 Mississippi 3% Bush 53% 42%
42 Missouri 3% Bush 50% 45% KSDK-TV
44 Arkansas 2% Bush 53% 43% KTHV-TV
44 South Dakota 2% Bush 44% 50%
46 Alabama 2% Bush 56% 40% WKRG-TV
47 Wyoming 2% Bush 40% 55%
48 North Dakota 2% Bush 48% 46%
49 Montana 1% Bush 48% 46%
50 West Virginia 0% Bush 60% 34% WUSA-TV
Weighted Average     42% 53%
('Weighted Average' means each state is weighted proportionally to its share of USA population. For example, California, the most populated state, is given 71 times the weight of WY the least populated state, in a weighted avg.)
Unweighted Average     44% 51%
('Unweighted Average' means each state is given equal weight, or 1/50th of the total. Population density is not taken into account).
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600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed 12/9/05 to 12/11/05 You must credit SurveyUSA of Verona NJ if you broadcast, print, or cite these results in whole or part. Click on each state to open link which contains the margin of sampling error for each state, a complete statement of methodology and fully crosstabbed data.
* Source for Percent of Residents within each state who are immigrants: Center for Immigration Studies, Analysis of Census Bureau's March 2005 Current Population Survey, published in 12/14/05 in USA Today.