By Deborah J. Schildkraut

ISBN-10: 0521191750

ISBN-13: 9780521191753

What does it suggest to be - or develop into - American amidst contemporary immigration debates? Deborah Schildkraut explores public opinion concerning the implications of yank id. Importantly, the publication evaluates the declare that each one american citizens should still prioritize their American id rather than an ethnic or nationwide beginning identification. nationwide identification can improve participation, belief, and legal responsibility. however it may also bring about danger and resentment, and, between individuals of minority teams, it could actually result in alienation from political associations and co-nationals.

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Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, for example, warns that many immigrants today threaten our cultural norms, including our economic norms and the rule of law (2006; also see Bauer 2006; Farmer 2006; Wilson 2006). Even commentators who explicitly link their concerns to national ancestry justify their position by arguing that immigrants reject the norms and values that define being American (Buchanan 2006). It is not just those on the right who voice such concerns. An avowed “lifelong Democrat” and “early and avid supporter of Obama” recently wrote in the Christian Science Monitor that “heavy immigration from Latin America threatens our cohesiveness as a nation,” and that “Latinos are not melting into our cultural mainstream” (Harrison 2009).

More substantively, it is a valuable tool for probing how people define the content of American identity at the start of the new century, investigating the unique kinds of resentment that immigration fosters, exploring the factors that guide the reconciliation of competing identities, and examining how all of these factors shape policy beliefs and the relationships people of all stripes have with political institutions. But before moving on to these thorny and complicated questions, a description of the survey and the general patterns it reveals are in order.

I discuss in 3 See Chapter 5 for excerpts from the angry e-mails. 26 Americanism in the Twenty-First Century detail how the wording of specific questions builds on existing survey items where appropriate in later chapters. The text of all questions can be found in Appendix A. methodology The 21-CAS is a national random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone survey of adults, supplemented with oversamples of blacks, Latinos, and Asians. Data collection was funded by a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) and was conducted from July 12 to October 8, 2004, by the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) at Washington State University.

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