Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Legal vs Illegal Immigration: Statistics About What Americans Think

“Eighty-one percent (81%) of voters nationwide believe that legal immigration is good for America. However, a ScottRasmussen.comnational survey also found that 80% believe illegal immigration is bad.[1]
When you put the numbers together, you find that 62% see a clear distinction between legal and illegal immigration. This majority perspective is often left out of the public debate when people are portrayed simply as pro-immigration or anti-immigration.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of Republicans believe legal immigration is good along with 81% of Democrats and 80% of independents.
The gap is a bit larger on the topic of illegal immigration, but there is still broad agreement across party lines. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Republicans believe illegal immigration is bad for the nation. That view is shared by 82% of independents and 70% of Democrats.”