Irish Migration to North America, 1800–1920
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When we deal with the story of migration of the Irish to North America we find that the only way to get to an accurate history of events is to pass through by historiography. The data which indicate that 'the Irish', that is, the entire multi-generational group in the United States are predominantly Protestant come from independent sources. The first of these is a set of studies done in the 1970s by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) of the University of Chicago and the second in the 1980s by the Gallup polling organization. These were sophisticated and technically expert studies, but they have been dwarfed by the material that is at present being published as a result of the National Survey of Religious Identification 1989-90, by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). This study involves the random survey of 113,000 American households and deals with religion, ethnicity, race and number of demographic variables.