The Roper Center collection contains public opinion data on an extremely wide range of topics. Topics at a Glance offers users prepared iPOLL and dataset searches, issue briefs, featured dataset descriptions, and charts and graphics on some of the most popular subject areas.

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Immigrants becoming citizens

iPOLL questions on immigration

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No more families torn apart

Datasets on immigration

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Good Fences, Good Neighbors: Public Opinion on Border Security

Donald Trump has called for the erection of a wall between Mexico  and United States, part of his campaign focus ...
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Huddled Masses: Public Opinion & the 1965 U.S. Immigration Act

The landmark U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which shifted the criteria for admission of immigrants from a system ...
New demographic divide in the US

New Demographic Divide in the U.S.

Public Perspective, June/July 1998. The latest immigration statistics for the 1990s reinforce a new regional division that we have been ...
As immigrants tell it

As Immigrants Tell It

Public Perspective, August/September 1995. A new study of foreign-born adults living in the United States suggests that immigrants are firm ...

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Immigration Data: America’s Views of Immigration in 2015

Examine America’s views on immigration in recent public opinion polls from ABC News/Washington Post, CBS News, and CNN/ORC ...
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Immigration: Pew’s Polls of Latinos and Asian Americans

With election season ramping up, immigration issues have been the topic of many candidate plans, statements, and debates.  But what ...
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2013 Midwest Business Leader Survey on Immigration

Learn about opinions on immigration and employment concerns through the rare perspective offered in The Chicago Council on Global Affairs ...

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