NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government surveyed more than 1,100 native-born Americans and nearly 800 immigrants on their attitudes toward immigrants and immigration. The poll found Americans' views of immigrants are less negative than they've been in years; those who have contact with immigrants are more positive. Immigrants themselves, not surprisingly, are much more positive than non-immigrants. Mexican, Central and South American immigrants differ significantly in their responses from other immigrants.
All Things Considered · Most Americans say they want a crackdown on illegal immigration. But some experts on both sides of the political divide say that may not work -- for practical as well as economic reasons. Both President Bush and Sen. John Kerry support some kind of guest worker program, but the public isn't convinced. NPR's Marcus Rosenbaum reports.
All Things Considered · Asked whether immigrants need to believe in God in order to be fully American, a majority of both native-born Americans and immigrants say no. But twice as many immigrants as non-immigrants say yes (immigrants and non-immigrants are equally religious themselves). How religious is America, and how tolerant is it of non-believers? NPR's Barbara Bradley Haggerty reports.
The Tavis Smiley Show · NPR's Marcus Rosenbaum discusses the lack of clear-cut divisions between non-immigrant whites and African Americans. They both generally differ from immigrants; they agree with each other on some questions, and disagree on others.
Full Survey Results
Our survey covered a broad range of topics related to immigration, from policy proposals to religion and culture.