Introduction: The impact of immigrants on American institutions

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Looks at how immigration in the USA has changed so that by the late 1980s almost three-quarters of a million legal immigrants were entering the country ever year, and how by the 1980s this had increased to 9 million! Investigates the changing birthrate by which foreign born residents now account for one in five births in the USA. Posits that Islam is the fastest growing religion and that the USA has metamorphosed from being a “Christian” country to be the most religiously diverse nation in the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004


  • Immigration
  • Religion
  • USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • Sociology and Political Science


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