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 Alphabetically by State 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 Alabama 2% Bush 56% 40% WKRG-TV
2 Alaska 7% Bush 35% 56%
3 Arizona 15% Bush 42% 54% KPNX-TV
4 Arkansas 2% Bush 53% 43% KTHV-TV
5 California 28% Kerry 30% 66% KABC-TV KPIX-TV KXTV-TV KGTV-TV
6 Colorado 10% Bush 44% 51% KUSA-TV
7 Connecticut 10% Kerry 32% 62% WABC-TV
8 Delaware 8% Kerry 43% 52% WCAU-TV
9 Florida 18% Bush 38% 57% WFOR-TV WPTV-TV WFLA-TV WKMG-TV WTLV-TV WKRG-TV
10 Georgia 9% Bush 46% 50% WXIA-TV WTLV-TV
11 Hawaii 17% Kerry 30% 62% KHON-TV
12 Idaho 6% Bush 43% 53%
13 Illinois 11% Kerry 43% 52% KSDK-TV
14 Indiana 3% Bush 58% 38% WXIN-TV WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
15 Iowa 5% Bush 50% 43% KAAL-TV
16 Kansas 5% Bush 43% 52% KWCH-TV
17 Kentucky 3% Bush 51% 44% WHAS-TV WCPO-TV
18 Louisiana 3% Bush 52% 45%
19 Maine 3% Kerry 46% 48% WCSH-TV WLBZ-TV
20 Maryland 13% Kerry 37% 58% WMAR-TV WUSA-TV
21 Massachusetts 14% Kerry 35% 57% WBZ-TV
22 Michigan 6% Kerry 50% 44% WDIV-TV WZZM-TV
23 Minnesota 7% Kerry 41% 54% KSTP-TV WDIO-TV KSAX-TV KAAL-TV
24 Mississippi 3% Bush 53% 42%
25 Missouri 3% Bush 50% 45% KSDK-TV
26 Montana 1% Bush 48% 46%
27 Nebraska 5% Bush 41% 54%
28 Nevada 17% Bush 44% 52% KVBC-TV
29 New Hampshire 5% Kerry 46% 49% WBZ-TV
30 New Jersey 19% Kerry 35% 62% WABC-TV WCAU-TV
31 New Mexico 9% Bush 33% 63% KOB-TV
32 New York 21% Kerry 35% 60% WABC-TV WNYT-TV WGRZ-TV WHEC-TV
33 North Carolina 7% Bush 55% 42% WTVD-TV WFMY-TV WBTV-TV
34 North Dakota 2% Bush 48% 46%
35 Ohio 3% Bush 52% 43% WKYC-TV WYTV-TV WCPO-TV
36 Oklahoma 4% Bush 50% 47% KFOR-TV KJRH-TV
37 Oregon 9% Kerry 43% 50% KATU-TV
38 Pennsylvania 4% Kerry 52% 43% WCAU-TV WNEP-TV
39 Rhode Island 12% Kerry 44% 51% WLNE-TV
40 South Carolina 3% Bush 53% 42% WCSC-TV WLTX-TV WBTV-TV
41 South Dakota 2% Bush 44% 50%
42 Tennessee 5% Bush 53% 43% WBIR-TV
43 Texas 15% Bush 39% 56% KPRC-TV WOAI-TV KEYE-TV
44 Utah 6% Bush 41% 56% KSL-TV
45 Vermont 3% Kerry 35% 59%
46 Virginia 10% Bush 40% 54% WUSA-TV WSLS-TV
47 Washington 11% Kerry 38% 58% KING-TV KATU-TV
48 West Virginia 0% Bush 60% 34% WUSA-TV
49 Wisconsin 5% Kerry 48% 45% WDIO-TV
50 Wyoming 2% Bush 40% 55%
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.