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ASU releases immigration study details

The following is a release from Alabama State University:

 

2011 Survey on Alabama Immigration Law

 

The Center for Leadership and Public Policy conducted a survey of Alabama Citizens over the age of 18 years old on their opinions and experiences in regard to Alabama's new immigration law.  A total of 525 people completed the survey, resulting in a confidence level of 95 percent and an interval of plus or minus 4.3%. The survey was conducted from November 1 to December 8, 2011. Fifty-nine percent of those surveyed were between the ages of 41 and 65. Nearly 25 percent of those participating were African American and 56 percent were female.   Thirty percent of those surveyed made less than $40,000 annually.  The general results are as follows:

-          Sixty-seven percent of those survey agreed there was a need for an immigration law.

-          Only 48 percent of participants agreed that the current law is fair.

-          Thirteen percent of participants said that they had experienced the effects of the new law either personally or in their business.

-          Fifty-two percent of those who reported experience with the new law said it was not a problem or only an inconvenience.  However, 30 percent reported it was a real problem.

-          Over one quarter of those surveyed said they knew of someone who had been affected by the new law.

-          Of those who knew someone affected 65 percent said it was business related.

-          Analysis of income crosstabs revealed that over 55 percent of every income category surveyed saw the need for an immigration law.

 

 


Immigration Survey  Marginal 2011






Hello, my name is [I]##, I am with New Century Polling and


Research. We don't sell anything. We want you to have the opportunity to

express your views on issues of importance to Alabama. Tonight we are

asking your opinion on issues dealing with the new Alabama immigration

law. May I speak to a person in this household who is 18 or older?




Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Yes

525

14.90%

2

No

2999

85.10%


Total Qualified

3524

100.00%





Thank you for your time. This completes our survey. Good Evening.




Frequency

Percent



---------

-------


Total Qualified

0

0.00%





*Dummy question for evaluation





Frequency

Percent



---------

-------


Total Qualified

0

0.00%





Do you think there was a need for a state immigration law?




Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Yes

352

67.00%

2

No

155

29.50%

3

No Answer/ Refused to Answer (Do Not Read)

18

3.40%


Total Qualified

525

100.00%





Do you feel the current law is fair?





Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Yes

254

48.40%

2

Not familiar with it

72

13.70%

3

No, not fair

195

37.10%

4

No Answer/ Refused to Answer (Do Not Read)

4

0.80%


Total Qualified

525

100.00%





Have you personally experienced an effect of the law, such as additional

requirements to renew your driver's license or hire a new employee.?




Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Yes, personally

48

9.10%

2

Yes, in my business

22

4.20%

3

Both personally and in my business

9

1.70%

4

No

439

83.60%

5

No Answer (Do Not Read)

7

1.30%


Total Qualified

525

100.00%





Which of the following best describes your experience?





Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Was not a problem

23

29.10%

2

Was an inconvenience

18

22.80%

3

Was somewhat of a problem

14

17.70%

4

Was a real problem

24

30.40%


Total Qualified

79

100.00%





Do you know of anyone that has experienced the effect of the new law?



Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Yes

133

25.30%

2

No

389

74.10%

3

No Answer/ Refused to Answer (Do Not Read)

3

0.60%


Total Qualified

525

100.00%





Which of the following, best describes their experience?





Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Was not a problem

10

7.50%

2

Was an inconvenience

29

21.80%

3

Was somewhat of a problem

35

26.30%

4

Was a real problem

59

44.40%


Total Qualified

133

100.00%





Was their experience business related?





Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Yes

86

64.70%

2

No

46

34.60%

3

Refused to Answer/ No Answer (Do Not Read)

1

0.80%


Total Qualified

133

100.00%





For research purposes, I must ask the following questions.





Frequency

Percent



---------

-------


Total Qualified

0

0.00%





Your age is in which of the following ranges?





Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

18 to 25

15

2.90%

2

26 to 40

62

11.80%

3

41 to 55

165

31.40%

4

56 to 65

144

27.40%

5

66 or older

135

25.70%

6

Refused to Answer

4

0.80%


Total Qualified

525

100.00%





What is the highest level of education that you have completed?




Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Did not complete High School

36

6.90%

2

High School Degree or GED

129

24.60%

3

Some College

120

22.90%

4

College Degree

154

29.30%

5

Graduate or Professional Degree

81

15.40%

6

Refused/ No Answer

5

1.00%


Total Qualified

525

100.00%





In addition to being an American, what do you consider to be your


ethnic and racial background?





Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Black or African American

129

24.60%

2

White or Caucasian

372

70.90%

3

Asian

1

0.20%

4

Latino or Hispanic

7

1.30%

5

Don't Know/ Refused to Answer

16

3.00%


Total Qualified

525

100.00%





I am required to confirm whether you are male or female. (ASK ONLY


IF NOT CLEAR FROM VOICE OR CONVERSATION)





Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Male

229

43.60%

2

Female

295

56.20%

3

Refused/ No Answer

1

0.20%


Total Qualified

525

100.00%





What is the range of the total annual income of your household?




Frequency

Percent



---------

-------

1

Less than $15,000

63

12.00%

2

16,000 to 25,000

39

7.40%

3

26,000 to 40,000

61

11.60%

4

41,000 to $65,000

70

13.30%

5

More than $65,000

150

28.60%

6

Refused to Answer/ No Answer

142

27.00%


Total Qualified

525

100.00%





This completes our survey. Thank you for your time. Have a good


evening.



 

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