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Questionnaire Background

  Immigration and integration were and are essential parts of the great success of the United States. The United States were founded by descendents of immigrants to the New World, and immigrants are still a cornerstone in the U.S. population structure.

  According to the United States Census Bureau, Turkish immigrants have come to the United States since 1820. Regardless of the long history of Turkish immigration to the United States, Turkish immigration and integration in the United States and especially in California have not been thoroughly documented or investigated.

  Until today, there is little literature available about Turkish immigrants either in California or in the United States. The majority of studies on immigrants to California have overlooked the Turkish American communities with their contribution to the economy of California.

  The importance of this study lies in its emphasis on Turkish immigrants as apart from other immigrant groups in California. This questionnaire is an important part of the research process leading to a dissertation about Turkish immigrants and their contribution to business in California.



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  Please answer the questions to the best of your knowledge and as applicable as possible.

  Some questions offer the option “Other”. If none of the previous answers apply to you, please check “Other” and state the proper answer.

  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Questionnaire Design

  This questionnaire is self-designed. It contains five sections, such as background information, background information about California, information about education and employment, entrepreneurship, and closing part.

  The last section contains also an open part for comments and the option of receiving the findings of the study in a report format.

  The survey is offered in two languages, English and Turkish. The questionnaire in Turkish was possible with the kind help of Mrs. Görkem Seçen, Ankara, Turkey.


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