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Monday, July 3, 2017

Immigration Opinion 2017

Five months into Donald Trump's presidency, 49% of U.S. adults believe immigrants help the nation's economy by providing low-cost labor, outweighing the 40% who think immigrants hurt the economy by driving down wages. This is a near reversal of the last time Gallup asked this question, in 2005, when more thought immigrants harmed (49%) than helped (42%) the economy.
Also from Gallup: 
  • U.S. adults are more likely than in 2007 to say immigrants make things better
  • Majority of Americans say immigrants make "food, music and the arts" better
  • Democrats have more positive views of immigration's effects than Republicans
  • 35% in U.S. say immigration should be decreased
  • About as many (38%) say immigration should stay at present level
  • 12-point dip in Republicans who want immigration decreased