- What arguments were given by respondents in the survey opposing the resettlement programs?
- How did Gov. Ray frame his opposition as both a moral argument and an economic argument?
Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, The Des Moines Register, 30 September 1979
The newspaper article presents and analyzes data from a survey given to Iowans related to their feelings about current refugees from southeast Asia and accepting more refugees. In the article, then-Governor Robert Ray responds to the results that appear to be a negative response to the pro-refugee policies he had promoted in Iowa.