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In August, 2010, CBS News and Vanity Fair commissioned a national poll that asked 1082 people, “ “Do you think illegal immigrants coming into this country take jobs away from American citizens, or do they mostly take jobs Americans don't want ?” .

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1. In August, 2010, CBS News and Vanity Fair commissioned a national poll that asked 1082 people, ““Do you think illegal immigrants coming into this country take jobs away from American citizens, or do they mostly take jobs Americans don't want?” Nearly 90 percent of the respondents chose one of the two options offered but 34 people said they had no opinion on the subject and 105 volunteered that it was a bit of both. Suppose we drop the latter two groups and specify: Figure 1. Attitudes about whether Immigrants take Jobs away from natives by education Percent

2. “Conventional Model”

3. The Immigration EquationBy Roger Lowenstein. The New York Times Magazine, July 9, 2006 The question of whether “more job seekers from abroad mean fewer opportunities, or lower wages, for native workers -- is one of the most controversial ideas in labor economics.”

4. Figure 1. California Manicurists, 1987-2002 Total Vietnamese Number of Manicurists Non-Vietnamese

5. Dichotomous Dependent Variable Specification where Latent attitudes about immigrants’ effects on native workers, ranging from people who strongly believe that immigrants take jobs that natives don’t want to those who strongly believe that immigrants take jobs away from natives. Observed Opinion: variable equals 0 or 1 depending on whether person i thinks that immigrants are taking jobs away from natives: Immigrants take jobs nobody wants Immigrants take jobs away

6. Table 1. Do Americans Think that Immigrants are Taking their Jobs Away?

7. gen missing=0 replace missing =1 if (TakeJobs==. | income ==. | educ ==. | age ==. | female ==. | Black ==. | Hispanic ==. | Republican ==. | Democrat ==.) summarize TakeJobs income educ age female Black Hispanic Republican Democrat if missing==0 probitTakeJobsincome educ age female Black Hispanic Republican Democrat

8. Figure 1. Differences in Opinions Concerning Whether Immigrants Take Jobs Away? Non-Hispanic / Non-Democrats ^

9. Studenmund definesto be “the average of the percentage of ones explained correctly and the percentage of zeros explained correctly.”

10. Suppose where is a latent variable measuring the person i’s degree Observed Opinion: variable equals 0, 1 or 2 depending on whether person ithinks

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