- Four different major surveys covering the period from 1965 to 2014 show that American support for restricting immigration has plummeted since the mid-1990s. Over the last 5 years, Americans have opposed restriction 58 to 39 percent.
- comprehensive analysis of 46 national public opinion polls on lawful immigrant workers reveals growing support for increasing the number of work visas. In 1986, the public opposed new foreign workers, 58 percent to 36 percent. From 2001 to 2014, it supported them on average, 56 percent to 34 percent. Nor is there a partisan divide on immigrant workers. During this time, 60 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of Democrats favored more migrant workers.
- According to New York Times-CBS News polling, from 1994 to 2014, the percentage of the public who believed America should “welcome all immigrants” increased from 19 percent to 46 percent, while those saying America should “open its doors” to “no immigrants” fell from 34 percent to 19 percent….
Via Americans Support Immigration Americans oppose restricting immigration, favor new immigrant workers @ Niskanen Center.