Two groups elicit the highest levels of opposition to immigration, the authors write:
We find the “undocumented Latino man” archetype is predicted to increase the probability of wanting to decrease immigration flows by a whopping 38 points, plus or minus 7 points. This archetype is joined near the bottom by the “rainbow undocumented immigrant” — “from every region in the world” — which increases that probability by 29 points.
The authors identify the survey respondents who are most resistant to immigration:
These respondents are the oldest of any class and possess many of the traits typical of conservative Southern whites. Many live in small towns or rural areas in the U.S. South and identify as Republicans. Further, many of them are retirees with low levels of education. Interestingly, these respondents live in the least diverse communities relative to all other classes as judged by the presence of few immigrants and…