Immigration In Cobb County Essay

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Introduction
Immigration is a topic that is increasingly brought up in politics and in everyday conversation with Republicans hinting in the beginning of 2014 about their sweeping new immigration policies. With such a national interest in the subject and being that politicians are supposed to be listening to their constituents’ opinions, polls have been introduced to determine public opinion on the subject. States such as Arizona and Texas are also introducing immigration policies independently of the federal government that are seen as harsh by many. Some are worried about the potential economic consequences of both legal and illegal immigration while others are more worried about the ..
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Statement of the Problem
Immigration is a nationwide topic that many people are becoming increasingly concerned about since the 1990’s (Williams, 2014). The concern is present and people are wanting some sort of action to be taken, even if politicians think it is too polarized to get into right now (Blakesee ????). Members of Congress need to be informed about their constituent’s opinions on topics in order to make informed votes in Congress and to keep public opinion positive about them (NEED CITATION). The best way to do this is with town hall meetings or through polls and surveys that can be conducted to establish political opinion on a topic or problem. Many peoples’ opinions stem from either economic or cultural fears of immigration so if law makers know their constituents reasons for being against immigration, they will be better able to make laws that address those concerns.
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this quantitative survey is to determine public opinion in Cobb County as to why people are against immigration in order to better inform law makers about the publics’ specific concerns and help draft laws to address them. Lawmakers are informed most of the time through surveys and polls used to gauge public opinion and apply it to their voting. The data will be collected through an online survey that is going to be distributed throughout the county through teachers e-mailing the survey to others in order to collect enough data. Results from outside Cobb County will not be included in the final results. Other background information will also be collected along with the research questions in order to identify trends within the data and to determine if the sample was representative of the population.
Research Questions
Brief introductory text. Note: Avoid redundant text
Q1. Do residents of Cobb County who disapprove of legal immigration do so because of cultural or economic reasons?
Q2. Do residents of Cobb County who disapprove of amnesty or a lessening of consequences for illegal immigrants do so because of cultural or economic reasons?
Hypotheses
H10. Cobb county residents are not opposed to legal immigration due to cultural reasons.
H1a. Cobb county residents are opposed to illegal immigration due to cultural reasons.
H20. Cobb County...

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