Transatlantic Trends: Immigration, 2010 (ICPSR 33022)

Published: May 16, 2012

Principal Investigator(s):
Tanja Wunderlich, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Astrid Ziebarth, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Delancey Gustin, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Zsolt Nyiri, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Pierangelo Isernia, University of Siena (Italy); Claudia Diehl, University of Goettingen (Germany); Susan Martin, Georgetown University


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Transatlantic Trends: Immigration, 2010 examined attitudes and policy preferences related to immigration in Europe, Canada, and the United States. The survey concentrated on the most important issues facing the respondent's country, general perceptions of immigration and immigrants, perceptions of legal and illegal immigrants, the impact of immigration on society, conditions for citizenship, policies on legal and illegal immigration, access to social benefits, government evaluation, decision-making level, socio-political rights, consequences of an aging society, immigration and integration, economic evaluation, vote intention, and political party identification. Demographic and other background information includes gender, age, age when stopped full-time education and stage at which full-time education was completed, religious affiliation, ethnicity, citizenship, origin of birth (personal and parental), type of locality, region of residence, and language of interview.

Wunderlich, Tanja, Ziebarth, Astrid, Gustin, Delancey, Nyiri, Zsolt, Isernia, Pierangelo, Diehl, Claudia, and Martin, Susan. Transatlantic Trends: Immigration, 2010. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-05-16.

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German Marshall Fund of the United States

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Compagnia di San Paolo

Barrow Cadbury Trust (United Kingdom)

Fundación BBVA (Spain)


2010-08-27 -- 2010-11-21

2010-08-27 -- 2010-11-21

Additional information on the Transatlantic Trends Survey is provided on the Transatlantic Trends Web site.

Split Ballot: A split ballot was used for one or more questions in this survey. The variables SPLIT1, SPLIT3, SPLIT4, and SPLIT5 define the separate groups. Of note, for questions Q7a and Q7b, two split variables (SPLIT2 and Q7_SPLIT) are available to define the separate groups.

Indirect Identifiers: To limit possible disclosure risk, the time of interview variables P2A_1, P2A_2, P2B_1, and P2B_2 have been dropped from the public-use data.

The original data collection was carried out by TNS Fait et and Opinion - Brussels, on request of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews. The basic sample design applied in all states is multi-stage random (probability). In each household, the respondent was drawn at random (following the "closest birthday rule"). Up to 5 call-backs for telephone interviews and 4 visits in total for face-to-face interviews were attempted before dropping a potential respondent.

The adult population aged 18 years and over, with access to a landline telephone in eight countries: Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland), Canada, and the United States.


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The total response rate for all countries surveyed is 5 percent. Please refer to the "Technical Note" in the ICPSR codebook for additional information about response rate.



2012-05-16 The documentation has been updated.

2012-04-03 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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