U.S. PoliticsJune 23, 2013

Border Security Timing a Dividing Line in Immigration Debate

While the public broadly supports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, it is divided over one of the most contentious issues in Congress – whether border security must be achieved before the process of legalization can go forward.

Fact TankJune 13, 2013

Half of Americans who are knowledgeable about immigration bill support it

People who are relatively knowledgeable about the immigration bill favor the legislation by 50% to 33%.

U.S. PoliticsMay 9, 2013

Most Say Immigration Policy Needs Overhaul

While 73% say there should be a way for illegal immigrants already in the U.S. who meet certain requirements to stay, fewer than half (44%) favor allowing those here illegally to apply for U.S. citizenship and 25% think permanent legal status is more appropriate.

U.S. PoliticsMay 1, 2013

Public Undecided On New Immigration Bill

Much of the public has yet to form an opinion about the immigration bill and most Americans do not think the bill would have a major impact on the nation’s economy or security. Overall, the debate over immigration policy has drawn little public attention.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 28, 2013

Most Support Legal Status for Illegal Immigrants

Most Americans say unauthorized immigrants should be allowed to stay, but there is less agreement on whether they should be able to apply for U.S. citizenship.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 21, 2013

If No Deal is Struck, Four-in-Ten Say Let the Sequester Happen

After a series of fiscal crises over the past few years, the public is not expressing a particular sense of urgency over the pending March 1 sequester deadline.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 1, 2013

Immigration Q&A: Pew Research Data on Public Opinion and the Immigrant Population

Media & NewsFebruary 1, 2013

Will Conservative Talkers Take on Immigration Reform?

Nearly six years after the U.S. Senate defeated President George W. Bush’s immigration policy overhaul, there is another major legislative effort to change the nation’s immigration system.

HispanicJanuary 29, 2013

U.S. Immigrant Population Continues to Grow

The nation’s immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, while the number of unauthorized immigrants has declined from a 2007 peak of 12 million.

January 10, 2013

After Divisive Campaign, Public Sees Less Group Conflict

Despite a highly partisan election year, Americans now see less conflict between groups at center of key debates.