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The 32nd Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey

April 24, 2013

kinder_institute_2013Attitudes toward immigration and diversity have improved significantly over these years.  e proportion of area residents who would like to see the United States admit more or the same number of immigrants in the next ten years as were admitted in the last ten years grew from 37% in 1995 to 68% in 2013.  e percent in favor of “granting illegal immigrants a path to legal citizenship if they speak English and have no criminal record” increased from 64% in 2009 to 83% in 2013. In 2013, 61% asserted that the increasing immigration into this country today “mostly strengthens” (rather than “mostly threatens”) American culture, up from 51% in 2009.

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