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“And Who Is My Neighbor?” Religion and Immigration Policy Attitudes
This study explores immigration reform as a possible new "moral" issue upon which American religious elites and organizations take public positions. It is argued that religion is a key independentExpand
Ethnic Context and Immigration Policy Preferences Among Latinos and Anglos
Objective. We examine how the immigration policy preferences of Anglos and Latinos vary according to ethnic context. Specifically, we hypothesize that immigration policy attitudes are a product ofExpand
Framing Labels and Immigration Policy Attitudes in the Iowa Caucuses: “Trying to Out-Tancredo Tancredo”
We use an experiment built into a series of surveys of Iowa voters during the 2008 Iowa Caucus campaign to test the effect of differing group framing labels on immigration policy preferences. We findExpand
“Simply un-American”: Nativism and Support for Health Care Reform
This study investigates the relationship between individual-level support for the 2010 Affordable Care Act and nativism, the perception that a traditional American culture and way of life needs to beExpand
Implicit Nativist Attitudes, Social Desirability, and Immigration Policy Preferences 1
While previous research on immigration attitudes among the American public has focused on factors such as economic threat, social context, and racial prejudice, fewer studies have examined theExpand
Immigration Enforcement and the Redistribution of Political Trust
Social construction theory argues that public policy creates powerful feedback effects and that groups burdened by policy feel alienated. We reevaluate this argument by examining how immigrationExpand
Assessing the effect of social desirability on nativism attitude responses.
Attempts to measure and analyze public opinion attitudes toward racial/ethnic minorities often confront the "social desirability" problem: those who have prejudiced attitudes are rarely willing toExpand
¿Compañero o Extranjero? Anti‐Immigrant Nativism among Latino Americans*
Objective This study develops and tests a model of anti-immigrant nativism among Latino Americans in the United States. Methods Several variables unique to Latinos (e.g. ancestralExpand
Learning by Doing: Mentoring Group-Based Undergraduate Research Projects in an Upper-Level Political Science Course
ABSTRACT Undergraduate research (UGR) is a “high-impact practice” that has been consistently shown to effectively promote desirable student-learning outcomes (SLOs) including critical thinking,Expand
¿Amigo de la Raza? Reexamining Determinants of Latino Support in the U.S. Congress*
This study updates and extends research on substantive Latino representation in the U.S. Congress. An improved method of measuring "Latino interests" is proposed. Copyright (c) 2009 by theExpand