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.
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.
importance of this study lies in its emphasis on Turkish
immigrants as apart from other immigrant groups in
questionnaire is an important part of the research process leading to a
dissertation about Turkish immigrants and their contribution
to business in California.
I guarantee confidentiality, discretion and anonymity.
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Please answer the questions to the best of your knowledge
and as applicable as possible.
questions offer the option “Other”. If none of the previous
answers apply to you, please check “Other” and state the
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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.
section contains also an open part for comments and the
option of receiving the findings of the study in a report
The survey is offered in two languages, English and Turkish.
The questionnaire in Turkish was possible with the kind help
of Mrs. Görkem Seçen,