Division, Uncertainty over New Immigration Bill: Most View Boston Attack as Separate Issue

Division, Uncertainty over New Immigration Bill: Most View Boston Attack as Separate Issue. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. May 1, 2013.

As Congress debates a bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration policy, much of the public has yet to form an opinion about the legislation. About as many say they favor (33%) as oppose (28%) the immigration bill before Congress, but fully 38% say they don’t know what they think of the legislation. At this early stage of debate, the public does not think the bill would have a major impact on the nation’s economy or security. About half say either that the immigration bill would not make much of a difference for the economy (35%) or that they don’t know how the bill would affect the economy (17%). An even greater percentage says the bill would have no impact on the country’s safety from terrorism (57%) or that they don’t know how the country’s security would be affected (16%). [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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