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What does it suggest to be - or develop into - American amidst trendy immigration debates? Deborah Schildkraut explores public opinion concerning the implications of yank id. Importantly, the publication evaluates the declare that every one americans may still prioritize their American id rather than an ethnic or nationwide foundation id. nationwide id can improve participation, belief, and legal responsibility. however it may also result in chance and resentment, and, between individuals of minority teams, it could bring about alienation from political associations and co-nationals.

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Any nation experiencing rapid ethnic change should examine them. But the data needed to test their validity adequately are rarely invoked. Second, beliefs about identity content shape how people feel about contentious policy issues, such as language policy, immigration policy, and government spending on race-related programs (Citrin, Wong, and Duff 2001; Schildkraut 2005a; Theiss-Morse 2006). The academic study of public opinion on such policies would therefore benefit from measures that go beyond liberal norms regarding political tolerance and ethnocultural norms regarding race or religion.

The remaining 4 percent said they speak another language at home; of those, most were Asian languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Thai, and Korean. ” and were allowed to offer three places. If they offered more than one place, respondents were then asked to specify which one they identify with most. Their response to this question was used in all remaining questions that involve inserting the respondent’s country of origin (such as whether people feel that “Mexicans” suffer from discrimination).

Then I show how immigrant resentment is a powerful influence over public opinion about immigration policy, even after controlling for economic factors, racial resentment, and old-fashioned beliefs. This chapter also contains an extensive discussion of the history of attitudes toward immigrants in the United States. It notes how such attitudes have evolved over time and how the stage was set for immigrant resentment to emerge. I conclude the book with Chapter 8, in which I review my arguments, summarize my main findings and discuss their implications, and suggest avenues for future research.

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