Frank Sharry: “Democrats stand with the majority of Americans and should lean in to deliver immigration solutions that reflect our shared values and national interests.”
Washington, DC – New immigration polling from Gallup finds that over the past quarter century Americans have become increasingly pro-immigrant. The new poll finds:
- By a 75-21% margin, Gallup finds that Americans think immigration is a “good thing” rather than a “bad thing” for the country today.
- Democrats (84-13%), Independents (79-17%), and Republicans (57-39%) each agree immigration is a “good thing.”
- Gallup has asked that question 20 times over the years and the current support for “immigration is a good thing” is near last year’s record high ever recorded and the 21% support for “bad thing” is near last year’s record low ever recorded (last year was a 77-19% margin).
- A separate Gallup question asked whether immigration should be kept at present levels, increased, or decreased, finding that 35% want immigration to stay at present levels, 33% want immigration to increase, and 31% want immigration to decrease.
- Gallup has asked this question 36 times over the decades and this is only the second time – and the second straight year – that more Americans have expressed a preference for increasing immigration rather than decreasing immigration.
According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “Despite the Beltway chatter that nativism is a winner for Republicans, Americans have become increasingly pro-immigrant and pro-immigration in recent years. Democrats stand with the majority of Americans and should lean in to deliver immigration solutions that reflect our shared values and national interests. Most Americans get it: immigrants and immigration are an integral part of our national recovery from the trauma of the Trump years and the trauma of the pandemic.”