The following is an excerpt from Gallup News.
The U.S. remains highly fractured over immigration policy, with 27% of Americans saying immigration should be increased, 31% preferring that it be kept at the current level and 38% wanting it decreased.
While today's attitudes are generally in line with the close division of views seen over the past several years, they mark a return to more Americans wanting immigration decreased rather than increased. That has been the norm throughout Gallup's history of polling on this since 1965.
The latest results are based on a Gallup poll conducted July 5-26.
Republicans' Desire for Less Immigration Has Surged Since 2020
The mounting desire for decreased immigration in recent years has been driven mainly by Republicans, whose preference for reducing immigration is up 21 points since June 2020, when 48% expressed this.
This contrasts with a five-point increase among independents, to 33%, and a four-point increase among Democrats, to 17%.
Seven in 10 Americans Still See Immigration as a Benefit to the U.S.
With the majority of Americans, 58%, still wanting the number of people coming to the U.S. from other countries either increased or kept as is, the majority also continue to believe that, on the whole, immigration is a good thing for the country.
Seven in 10 take this position, while 24% say immigration is a bad thing for the country.
The 70% seeing immigration as a benefit in the latest poll is the lowest since 2014, but not nearly as low as was measured in the early 2000s, when as little as 52% said immigration was a good thing for the U.S.
As a fairly young country, the United States has relied on immigration for its economic and cultural vitality, and Americans largely embrace it as beneficial. But the border crisis of recent years has sparked a highly partisan debate about how to handle the large demand for entry to the U.S. from Central and South America, and that is likely affecting Americans' views toward immigration generally.
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This article from Gallup is a classic example of abusing statistics to push a false premise, The author , Lydia Saad , apparently supports immigration, as she twists the results in order to make it appear Americans do to. He's sneaky about how he does it, starting out more accurately, but inserting his false conclusions at the end:
The first paragraphs accurately state that more Americans want immigration decreased, and have done since 1965.
""....38% wanting it decreased. ""
""....a return to more Americans wanting immigration decreased rather than increased. That has been the norm throughout Gallup's history of polling on this since 1965. ""
So, Americans have consistently opposed immigration increases for the past 50 years, and we can honestly infer that the constantly increased immigration numbers during the last half century have always been something the people did not support.
Later on, the author twists the stats to make it look like Americans support "more" immigration when in fact they do not. The author politically conflates the position of LEGAL immigration "kept the same" with those very few who want it increased:
" the majority of Americans, 58%, still wanting the number of people coming to the U.S. from other countries either increased or kept as is, "
When in fact, only a small percentage - about a quarter - want immigration increased, and a huge proportion - 69% - two thirds of all Americans - do NOT want increases and in fact almost 40% want fewer immigrants:
"27% of Americans saying immigration should be increased, 31% preferring that it be kept at the current level and 38% wanting it decreased. "
The other place she overlooks is that as recently as 13 years ago, even 44% of Democrats wanted immigration reduced. Now, after a decade of being loudly accused of :racism for holding such views, 17% of Democrats still subbornly admit they want immigration reduced . Although there were previously tiny differences between political adherents, the graph Saad includes shows that American opinions on reduced immigration were NOT "highly partisan" until very recently.
You nailed it with this observation 👏
Shane Mann says
I think that most Americans do not know that the USA brings in over 1 million legal immigrants per year, and tens of thousands of refugees per year. As many of these people are brought here by chain immigration, most of these immigrants do not have many skills. The USA does not need this insanely high number of immigrants every year, especially during a recession.
if an illustration of how these phony leftist polling organizations use their polls to distort and lie is ever sought, this is it.
Riki Tiki Tavi says
Re: "US immigration views remain mixed and highly partisan" Of course this issue is highly partisan, why wouldn't it be? The mass media apparatus (owned by a handful of Billionaire Oligarchs) in tandem with "global shapers" like Soros/WEF, Inc has created a monster,i.e., forced exoduses engineered via food shortages, geoengineering, wars, and lab-created viral plagues. If we consider that the US is Rome Mach II, then why wouldn't this country be a desirable destination? [i.e., stay close to the enemy and source of drone attacks.] Since we know that the globalist factions who design the future of the world order have used immigration as a tool and weapon to divide and dilute indigenous culture throughout history--the issue of immigration regulation remains a highly emotional trigger topic. Partisan views are to be expected as the political ideologues jockey for power and support the objectives of the DeepShite. Partisanship is an aspect of Tribalism and has little to do with racism or xenophobic fears--or any other ism-schism, in my view. And yet--the political players (and the media) continue to obfuscate history-logic-and facts in order to maintain a form of organized chaos. [Note for the day: The UN is working to suppress dissent under the guise of censoring evil conspiracy theorists. ]