Beyond Changing Minds: Raising the Issue Importance of Expanding Legal Immigration

Awarded Scholars:
Alexander Kustov, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Project Date:
Dec 2022
Award Amount:

One possible explanation for the reason why lawmakers do not prioritize pro-immigration reform when most people support it is because pro-immigration voters do not care much about immigration, whereas anti-immigration voters view it as their most important issue. Political scientist Alexander Kustov will examine the perceived importance of immigration issues among pro- and anti-immigration voters. He will conduct a survey with 2,700 participants for his study.


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