Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mexican immigrants do not value American citizenship: An iSteve.com reader wrote that illegals don't want to be citizens, but "Mexicans with benefits." What do the data say? GSS respondents were asked how important is it to them to be an American citizen. Only one-third of Mexican immigrants said this was important. Almost twice as many immigrants from all the other countries felt this way (60%). Eighty percent of native-born Americans value their citizenship.

5 comments:

Katie's Dad said...

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C. Van Carter said...

Here is some data it might be interesting to compare:

Economic freedom in the US by state:

http://www.pacificresearch.org/pub/sab/entrep/2004/econ_freedom/08_results.html

Immigrants by state:

http://www.cis.org/articles/2005/back1405table1.html

Robert Hume said...

How about native born of Mexican ancestry?

Ron Guhname said...

Native-born of Mexican ancestry: 77% said citizenship is important.

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