More than six-in-ten (65%) registered Republicans say that immigration will be very important to their vote in next year’s election. Somewhat fewer Democrats (50%) and independents (57%) say the same. Republicans also rank the issue of immigration higher on their list of the most important problem facing the nation; 11% of Republicans call immigration the most important problem facing the nation, placing it behind only Iraq (27%) and terrorism (14%) and ahead of the economy (9%). Only 4% of Democrats and independents call immigration the nation’s most important problem. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.