Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20599
 
Majority in New Jersey Say Undocumented Immigrants Should be Allowed to Stay in the United States:

Days after the United States Senate passed a bill with a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, 54% of Garden State adults say undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country, even if only as permanent residents, compared to 39% today who say undocumented immigrants should be deported, or worse, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for NJ News Commons at Montclair State University.

Overall: 42% favor a path to citizenship, another 12% want undocumented immigrants to be able to stay as permanent residents but with no path to citizenship, 34% say undocumented immigrants should be deported, and another 5% say undocumented immigrants should be criminally prosecuted in the United States.

The breakdown somewhat but not entirely follows party and ideological lines:

* 54% of Democrats favor a path to citizenship, compared to 33% of Republicans.
* 48% of Hispanics favor a path to citizenship, compared to 36% of African Americans.
* Twice as many conservatives as liberals favor deportation or criminal prosecution of the undocumented.
* Twice as many conservatives as liberals say immigrants take jobs away from Americans.
* Of those born in America, 37% favor deportation. Of those born in another country, 17% favor deportation.

48% in Northern New Jersey support a path to citizenship, more than the 40% in South Jersey and the 37% in Central Jersey who favor a path.

Though the US House of Representatives is likely to fashion its own version of an immigration bill, those NJ residents who know the most about the Senate bill by 5:4 want their member of Congress to vote against it, should the Senate bill come before the House. 51% of those who know "a lot" about the Senate bill want their member of Congress to oppose it; 42% want their member of Congress to support it.

Overwhelmingly, New Jersey residents say businesses should be required to verify that potential employees are in the country legally, and employers who fail to do so should be fined.

Residents are skeptical whether more agents for the US Border Patrol will reduce the number of immigrants who enter the USA illegally. 48% say the number of illegals will go down, but 34% say the number will remain the same.

Residents are more optimistic that better Border Patrol surveillance will help: 64% say technology will cause the number of illegal immigrants to go down, compared to 24% who say the technology will be benign.

Overwhelmingly, NJ says that undocumented immigrants should not be eligible for food stamps, and should not be eligible to receive a college loan. Those born in another country are more likely to support extending such government programs to the undocumented than are those born in America.

Of those who employ a housekeeper, half say their housekeeper is an immigrant. Of those who employ an immigrant housekeeper, an overwhelming majority say their housekeeper is documented.

Of those who employ a lawn care service, 31% say their lawn care person is an immigrant. Of those who employ an immigrant lawn care person, 13% say their lawn person is in the country illegally.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research. SurveyUSA interviewed 800 state of NJ adults 06/28/13 through 07/01/13. The research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (77% of adults) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (23% of adults) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

 
1How much of a problem is illegal immigration in the United States? A crisis? A major problem? A minor problem? Or no problem at all?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Crisis26%29%24%20%24%32%32%22%32%26%29%27%24%9%31%37%20%28%42%24%21%26%27%26%28%24%29%28%
Major Problem43%41%45%43%46%44%37%44%41%46%29%40%47%60%38%49%42%41%47%47%38%43%44%44%36%43%41%46%
Minor Problem23%22%24%28%25%16%22%26%19%20%32%27%20%26%22%9%30%23%9%23%31%24%22%22%26%25%26%17%
No Problem At All6%7%5%5%4%7%7%5%7%6%5%5%7%2%7%5%7%5%3%5%7%6%5%5%10%7%2%7%
Not Sure2%1%3%4%2%1%1%3%1%2%5%0%2%3%2%0%2%3%0%2%3%1%3%2%1%2%2%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
2Now think just about the town where you live in New Jersey. How much of a problem is illegal immigration in the town where you live?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Crisis9%12%6%7%11%10%6%9%8%7%21%8%8%3%11%10%9%8%11%8%7%9%9%9%9%10%9%7%
Major Problem21%21%22%20%21%26%15%20%22%19%23%23%27%19%22%23%20%22%28%20%19%21%21%21%21%18%26%21%
Minor Problem35%33%38%32%42%30%39%37%33%37%17%47%26%40%34%38%32%38%36%36%33%33%38%35%38%39%28%38%
No Problem At All30%32%28%36%23%29%34%29%31%31%33%20%36%34%29%26%34%26%21%31%37%33%26%30%28%30%29%31%
Not Sure5%3%7%5%4%5%6%4%5%5%6%3%3%4%5%4%5%5%4%4%5%3%7%5%5%3%9%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
3Should businesses be required to check the legal status of potential employees before they are hired?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Yes84%85%84%79%85%89%83%82%86%87%80%75%87%87%83%92%80%85%92%85%74%84%84%87%70%81%88%84%
No10%11%10%13%9%8%11%11%9%8%13%16%8%10%10%8%12%9%7%11%13%12%8%9%19%11%8%11%
Not Sure6%5%7%8%6%3%6%7%4%5%6%9%5%4%6%1%8%5%1%4%13%4%8%5%12%8%3%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
4Should employers who hire illegal immigrants be sent to jail? Be fined? Or should there be no penalty for employers who hire illegal immigrants?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Sent To Jail16%18%13%14%15%18%16%14%17%14%24%13%22%9%18%13%18%15%20%14%16%16%15%16%16%14%16%17%
Fined66%66%65%66%69%66%60%67%64%69%53%65%64%69%65%70%62%66%69%69%61%66%65%68%53%66%66%65%
No Penalty14%11%16%15%12%11%18%14%14%12%18%19%7%16%13%14%14%13%9%13%17%13%14%12%26%14%13%15%
Not Sure5%4%6%5%5%5%6%5%5%5%5%3%7%6%5%3%6%5%2%4%6%4%6%5%5%6%5%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
5If the United States Border Patrol has more agents, will the number of immigrants who enter the United States illegally ... go up? Go down? Or remain the same?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Go Up9%7%11%7%7%7%18%7%12%6%12%14%14%3%11%15%9%6%12%8%9%7%12%8%17%6%10%13%
Go Down48%53%44%51%49%48%42%50%46%48%63%41%47%58%46%56%44%48%59%49%39%49%47%50%36%45%55%47%
Remain The Same34%32%36%35%32%36%34%33%35%38%15%38%25%32%35%24%37%39%21%36%44%37%31%34%34%38%29%34%
Not Sure8%8%9%7%12%8%6%9%7%8%9%7%14%6%9%5%11%7%7%7%8%7%11%8%14%12%6%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
6If the United States Border Patrol has better surveillance technology, will the number of immigrants who enter the United States illegally ... go up? Go down? Or remain the same?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Go Up6%4%7%2%6%3%13%4%7%3%10%11%4%2%7%10%6%2%8%3%7%4%8%4%12%5%4%8%
Go Down64%69%60%66%59%69%63%63%66%62%74%64%64%70%63%73%61%62%72%70%49%63%65%66%56%60%69%66%
Remain The Same24%22%26%25%26%22%22%26%22%28%11%22%19%20%25%15%25%29%15%23%36%27%20%24%26%27%22%21%
Not Sure6%4%8%7%8%6%2%7%5%7%4%2%13%8%6%2%8%7%4%4%9%6%7%6%6%8%5%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
7True or false: Immigrants do the jobs Americans don't want to do.
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
True56%51%61%60%59%51%53%59%52%53%59%63%63%64%54%48%64%51%41%56%65%57%54%56%58%59%53%55%
False37%45%29%35%35%43%33%35%39%40%33%31%29%30%39%42%31%41%53%38%23%37%36%38%29%34%40%36%
Not Sure7%4%10%6%6%6%14%6%9%8%8%6%8%7%8%10%6%7%6%5%12%5%10%6%13%7%7%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
8True or false: immigrants take jobs away from Americans.
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
True52%57%48%46%60%55%47%53%52%53%67%45%43%50%53%64%44%54%72%52%35%46%60%56%32%46%57%57%
False39%37%42%47%34%36%42%40%38%39%29%46%45%43%38%28%48%37%24%40%54%46%31%36%58%46%33%37%
Not Sure8%7%10%8%6%9%12%7%10%8%5%9%11%6%9%8%8%8%5%8%11%8%9%8%10%8%10%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
9Should illegal immigrants be eligible for food stamps?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Yes15%13%17%20%8%15%18%14%16%13%19%15%25%19%14%10%19%13%7%14%22%16%14%14%23%16%14%14%
No74%79%70%63%84%80%69%73%76%81%72%55%69%66%77%82%67%78%90%77%60%77%71%77%60%71%78%77%
Not Sure11%9%12%18%8%5%13%13%8%6%9%30%6%15%9%8%14%8%4%9%18%7%15%9%17%13%9%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
10Should illegal immigrants be eligible to receive a college loan?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Yes19%18%20%20%22%15%20%21%17%18%15%22%26%20%19%13%26%15%12%18%29%22%15%17%31%24%19%12%
No73%76%71%67%74%80%72%70%77%77%77%64%64%64%76%84%64%77%86%74%62%72%75%75%63%67%73%83%
Not Sure8%6%9%13%5%5%8%9%6%6%8%14%10%16%5%3%10%7%2%9%9%6%10%8%6%9%8%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
11What should happen to immigrants who are in the United States illegally? Should they be allowed to pursue citizenship? Should they be allowed to remain in the United States as permanent residents, but with NO path to citizenship? Should they be deported to their country of origin? Or should they be prosecuted criminally in the United States?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Allowed To Pursue Citizenship42%39%45%47%31%42%54%39%46%44%36%48%32%39%43%33%54%36%25%44%56%44%41%42%45%48%37%40%
Remain As Permanent Residents12%13%12%11%16%9%14%14%11%10%10%13%32%11%13%14%11%13%16%13%8%14%11%11%24%13%14%10%
Deported34%34%34%31%38%39%24%34%33%35%44%28%24%36%33%45%26%35%47%33%22%32%36%37%17%27%39%38%
Prosecuted5%8%3%5%6%6%4%5%5%5%7%4%7%5%6%5%6%6%9%5%5%6%5%5%9%5%4%7%
Not Sure6%6%6%6%8%4%3%7%4%6%3%8%4%8%5%3%3%10%4%6%9%5%7%6%5%6%6%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
12How much do you know about a new immigration bill that the United States Senate just passed? A lot? A little? Or nothing at all?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
A Lot19%24%13%19%14%20%22%17%21%19%21%24%7%10%21%17%20%19%26%16%22%27%9%18%25%20%19%17%
A Little50%50%50%45%45%56%57%45%56%51%47%43%61%50%50%52%53%45%50%51%53%49%51%50%51%49%52%50%
Nothing At All27%25%30%26%37%23%21%32%22%28%24%27%27%31%26%29%21%31%21%28%23%23%33%29%18%26%26%30%
Not Sure4%2%6%10%3%1%0%6%1%2%8%6%6%9%2%1%5%4%3%4%2%2%7%4%6%5%4%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
13When that bill comes before the United States House of Representative, do you want your member of congress to vote for it? Or against it?
149 Who Know a Lot About BillAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 8.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Vote For It42%36%52%36%44%38%55%40%45%48%32%34%**55%40%26%58%31%18%45%63%44%36%42%42%49%36%39%
Vote Against It51%56%42%59%44%52%44%53%49%46%50%66%**35%53%67%33%67%77%48%34%48%60%51%49%42%62%52%
Not Sure7%7%6%5%11%10%1%8%6%6%19%0%**9%7%7%9%2%5%7%3%8%4%7%9%9%3%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Know a Lot About Bill100%62%38%29%21%29%21%50%50%61%14%21%3%12%88%21%44%32%27%41%28%78%22%81%19%44%30%26%
 
 
14Do you employ a housekeeper?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Yes8%6%9%5%9%6%11%7%8%7%9%6%10%4%9%11%7%6%8%6%9%10%5%8%5%9%8%5%
No91%92%90%93%89%93%88%91%91%91%91%91%90%95%90%89%91%93%90%94%91%90%93%91%93%91%91%93%
Not Sure1%2%0%1%2%0%0%2%0%1%0%3%0%1%1%1%1%0%2%0%0%0%2%1%1%1%1%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
15Just your best guess: is your housekeeper an immigrant?
61 With a HousekeeperAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 12.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Yes51%33%61%47%77%44%29%65%36%40%19%100%86%88%46%40%53%63%22%48%68%59%30%52%37%53%65%22%
No46%57%39%47%22%56%64%32%60%56%81%0%0%12%50%59%47%25%78%47%30%35%70%46%45%47%29%69%
Not Sure4%10%0%7%1%0%7%3%4%3%0%0%14%0%4%1%0%12%0%5%2%5%0%2%18%0%6%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of With a Housekeeper100%38%62%20%32%22%26%51%49%60%14%13%12%11%89%33%40%26%20%35%29%71%29%90%10%48%32%20%
 
 
16Just your best guess: is your housekeeper in the country legally? Or illegally?
31 Who Suspect Housekeeper An ImmigrantAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 12.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Legally87%93%84%52%90%100%100%80%100%72%100%100%100%57%93%62%100%89%40%86%91%86%90%85%100%100%85%19%
Illegally2%7%0%10%0%0%0%3%0%4%0%0%0%0%2%7%0%0%20%0%0%0%10%2%0%0%4%0%
Not Sure12%0%16%39%10%0%0%18%0%24%0%0%0%43%4%31%0%11%40%14%9%14%0%13%0%0%11%81%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Suspect Housekeeper An Immigrant100%25%75%18%48%19%15%66%34%48%5%26%21%19%81%26%42%32%9%34%39%83%17%92%8%50%42%9%
 
 
17Do you employ someone to take care of your lawn?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Yes26%26%26%14%27%27%43%20%33%28%25%21%25%19%28%34%24%24%28%28%24%30%21%26%30%25%29%24%
No73%72%74%85%72%73%56%78%66%71%75%79%74%81%70%66%75%74%71%71%75%69%78%74%68%74%71%74%
Not Sure1%1%1%1%1%0%1%1%1%1%0%0%1%0%1%0%1%2%1%1%1%1%1%1%2%1%0%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%28%28%27%18%56%44%62%12%16%10%23%77%23%41%32%19%48%24%55%45%85%15%41%30%29%
 
 
18Just your best guess: is your lawn worker an immigrant?
209 With a Lawn PersonAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 6.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Yes31%30%31%48%28%29%26%35%27%31%21%27%47%33%30%31%28%37%29%28%35%32%28%31%31%28%38%26%
No58%59%57%29%62%62%67%50%64%61%53%60%46%41%62%66%54%58%68%57%56%58%58%60%49%56%50%71%
Not Sure11%10%12%23%10%9%7%15%8%9%26%13%6%26%8%3%18%5%2%15%8%9%14%9%20%16%12%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of With a Lawn Person100%48%52%15%28%27%29%44%56%66%12%13%9%16%84%30%38%30%21%51%22%64%36%84%16%40%33%27%
 
 
19Just your best guess: is your lawn worker in the country legally? Or illegally?
64 Who Suspect Lawn Person An ImmigrantAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradBornRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 12.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoBorn In Another N NJCentral S NJ
Legally59%65%52%61%75%65%33%68%49%49%100%73%68%40%63%57%47%70%36%53%73%66%43%58%60%63%66%37%
Illegally13%11%15%26%6%4%18%15%11%18%0%0%10%21%12%21%21%0%25%11%13%12%16%14%9%4%14%27%
Not Sure28%23%33%13%19%31%49%16%40%33%0%27%22%39%26%22%32%30%39%36%14%22%41%28%31%33%20%36%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Suspect Lawn Person An Immigrant100%48%52%24%26%26%25%50%50%66%8%12%14%18%82%30%34%36%20%46%25%67%33%83%17%37%41%23%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.