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Most American publics are positive about immigration.
A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that in recent years, most people (62%) believe that the hard work of immigrants and their talents make the country prosper, and only 28% believe that immigrants take up jobs. Housing and medical insurance resources are the burden of the United States.
As of 2016, approximately 45.1 million immigrants live in the United States, accounting for 13.9% of the national population. 76% of them are legal immigrants.
In recent years, there has been little change in attitudes and attitudes towards immigrants, and immigrants have contributed to the United States. This is quite different from what it was 25 years ago. In 1994, as many as 63% of Americans believed that immigration brought a burden to the country.
But also in terms of the impact of immigration, the differences between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party have never been greater. 83% of Democrats and those who favor the Democratic Party believe that immigration is the power of the state. Nearly half (49%) of Republicans and Republicans who favor the Republican Party say that immigration adds to the burden on the state.
There is a generational gap in American society on the issue of immigration. 75% of Millennials believe that immigration enhances the strength of the United States, rather than increasing the burden on the United States. In contrast, in the Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, and Silent Generation, this ratio was 63%, 52%, and 44%, respectively.
The intergenerational divide between the two parties is very obvious, especially within the Republican Party. More than half of the millennial Republicans believe that immigrants make the country prosperous. In contrast to the Republicans of the X generation, this proportion has fallen to 36%, and this proportion is even smaller among the older generation of Republicans. Among Democrats, each generation has a similar view of immigrants, and at least 70% of each generation believes that immigration has had a positive impact on the United States.