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56. Immigration/welfare changes necessary

56. Los recientes cambios en las leyes de inmigración y de bienestar social pueden resultar en que muchas personas que son residentes legales pierdan los beneficios que han estado recibiendo del gobierno. En general, cree Ud. que estos cambios a las leyes eran necesarios o no?

56. Recent changes in immigration and welfare laws may result in many legal residents losing government benefits. Overall, do think these changes were necessary or not?

Frequencies



56. Immigration/welfare changes necessary?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid NECESSARY 396 33.0 35.6 35.6
NOT NECESSARY 616 51.3 55.4 91.0
WELFARE CHANGE OK, IMMIGRATION TOO FAR 45 3.8 4.0 95.1
IMMIGRATION CHANGE OK, WELFARE TOO FAR 55 4.6 4.9 100.0
Total 1112 92.7 100.0
Missing DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 88 7.3

Total 88 7.3

Total 1200 100.0



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Immigration/welfare changes necessary

7. Establish national dialogue? 9. Overall how well has embargo worked? Age
oppose favor not well well 18-29 30-44 45-64 65 and older
56. Immigration/welfare changes necessary? NECESSARY 37% 35% 36% 36% 39% 39% 34% 33%
NOT NECESSARY 54% 56% 55% 56% 56% 52% 57% 55%
WELFARE CHANGE OK, IMMIGRATION TOO FAR 3% 5% 4% 5% 4% 4% 3% 5%
IMMIGRATION CHANGE OK, WELFARE TOO FAR 6% 3% 6% 3% 1% 4% 6% 7%


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Immigration/welfare changes necessary

Gender of respondent high school graduate 39. In what year did you leave Cuba?
MALE FEMALE less than HS HS or more 1959 or before 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1997
56. Immigration/welfare changes necessary? NECESSARY 39% 34% 31% 38% 44% 36% 30% 33% 37%
NOT NECESSARY 52% 57% 60% 53% 44% 55% 62% 57% 54%
WELFARE CHANGE OK, IMMIGRATION TOO FAR 4% 4% 3% 4% 7% 5% 2% 2% 4%
IMMIGRATION CHANGE OK, WELFARE TOO FAR 5% 5% 6% 5% 5% 4% 6% 7% 6%


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Immigration/welfare changes necessary

50. Are you a U.S. citizen? race income
citizen not citizen White Black or Mulatto under $20,000 $20-50,000 over $50,000
56. Immigration/welfare changes necessary? NECESSARY 38% 32% 35% 35% 35% 37% 43%
NOT NECESSARY 53% 60% 56% 60% 55% 53% 51%
WELFARE CHANGE OK, IMMIGRATION TOO FAR 5% 3% 4% 2% 4% 5% 4%
IMMIGRATION CHANGE OK, WELFARE TOO FAR 4% 6% 5% 2% 5% 6% 2%





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