Support for path to immigration/legal status in public polls
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Polls limited to immigration questions with binary response options (i.e. support/oppose)
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% support/ favorPoll end datePollsterNumber of qualifications for immigrants mentioned (i.e. paying back taxes)Q wordingLink
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812/2/2014CNN/ORC4Here are some questions about how the U.S. government should treat illegal immigrants who have been in the country for a number of years, hold a job, speak English and are willing to pay any back taxes they owe. Would you favor or oppose a bill that allowed immigrants to stay in this country rather than being deported and eventually allow them to apply for U.S. Citizenship
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/06/cnn-poll-pathway-to-citizenship-trumps-border-security/
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784/22/2013Fox News3Do you favor or oppose allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country and eventually qualify for U.S. citizenship, as long as they meet certain requirements like paying back taxes, learning English, and passing a background check?
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/13/fox-news-poll-voters-want-immigration-reform/
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7710/21/2013CBS News5Would you favor or oppose providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the U.S. if they met certain requirements including a waiting period, paying fines and back taxes, passing criminal background checks, and learning English?
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-post-shutdown-congress-disapproval-at-all-time-high/2/
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732/23/2014
Pew Research
1Which comes closer to your view about how to handle undocumented immigrants who are now living in the U.S.? There should be a way for those who meet certain requirements to stay in the country legally OR they should not be allowed to stay in the country legally?
http://www.people-press.org/2014/02/27/public-divided-over-increased-deportation-of-unauthorized-immigrants/
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714/21/2013USA Today1Do you favor or oppose creating a way for illegal immigrants already here to become citizens if they meet certain requirements?
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/04/22/usa-today-poll-finds-support-for-gun-control-ebbs-backing-for-immigration-bill-strong/2103419/
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656/2/2013NBC/WSJ4If a proposed pathway to citizenship allowed foreigners staying illegally in the United States the opportunity to eventually become legal American citizens if they pay a fine, any back taxes, pass a security background check, and take other required steps, would you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose this proposal?
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/WSJpoll060513.pdf
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654/10/2013Gallup1Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Would you vote for or against a law that would allow illegal immigrants living in the United States the chance to become U.S. citizens if they meet certain requirements?
http://www.gallup.com/poll/161765/americans-favor-giving-illegal-immigrants-chance-stay.aspx
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647/31/2013Quinnipiac3The U.S. Senate recently voted to pass legislation reforming the immigration system. The bill would allow illegal immigrants already in the country to become citizens after 13 years if they pay a fine and learn English. The bill would also double the number of border patrol agents, and double the amount of fencing along the Mexican border. In general, do you support or oppose this bill?
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1931
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634/15/2013AP-GfK0Do you favor or oppose providing a legal way for illegal immigrants already in the United States to become U.S. citizens?
http://surveys.ap.org/data/GfK/AP-GfK%20April%202013%20Topline%20Posted%20FINAL_immigration.pdf
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624/14/2013Post-ABC2Would you support or oppose a program giving UNDOCUMENTED immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here LEGALLY if they pay a fine and meet other requirements?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2013/04/16/National-Politics/Polling/question_10328.xml?uuid=Uwn1RqaCEeKeHLsPsMLt2Q
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557/14/2013Post-ABC0Overall, do you support or oppose...a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants now living in the United States?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2013/07/18/National-Politics/Polling/question_11403.xml?uuid=NAga5u-ZEeKMNg6GglWpiQ
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526/2/2013NBC/WSJ0And, thinking about the immigration reform bill currently being considered by Congress: If a proposed pathway to citizenship allowed foreigners staying illegally in the United States the opportunity to eventually become legal American citizens, would you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose this proposal?
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/WSJpoll060513.pdf
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516/13/2013CNN/ORC0The U.S. Senate is considering an immigration bill that would attempt to increase border security and create a path to citizenship for many immigrants who are in this country without permission from the U.S. government. Based on what you have read or heard about this bill, do you favor or oppose it?
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2013/images/06/18/rel7f.pdf
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467/21/2013Post-ABC0As you may know, the U.S. Senate passed an immigration law that includes (a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants now living in the United States), and (stricter border control at a cost of 46 billion dollars).
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/july-2013-washington-postabc-news-poll/2013/07/22/cd845ecc-f2e7-11e2-8464-57e57af86290_page.html
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466/3/2013Bloomberg0Congress is debating changing immigration laws. Do you support or oppose a revision of immigration policies that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.?
http://www.businessweek.com/pdf/bloomberg-poll-3.pdf
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Correlation between # of qualifications and % support0.7430611096
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Scott Clement - The Washington Post
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Immigration polls 2013-2014