78% of US nationals continue to support high-skilled immigration as revealed by the latest study of Pew Research Centre. This is in spite of the latest prevalence of tough political stand for immigration.
The study observed that even those who desire lesser immigrants generally continue to endorse high-skilled immigration. It suggests that their hostility could be aimed at particularly immigrants with lows kills.
The US possesses a lesser proportion of immigrants who are highly skilled in comparison with other developed economies.
The report offers a quick view of public opinion towards immigration in 12 advanced nations. This is with a minimum immigrant population of 500,000 forming 10% or plus of the total national population. The other 11 nations are The UK, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Greece, Germany, France, Canada, and Australia.
Roughly 1,000 adults per nation were surveyed in June 2018. 2015 government censuses and labour force surveys were also analysed by the researchers.
Around 8 in 10 or 78% of US adults favour encouraging the arrival of highly skilled immigrants to their nation for work. This is as per 1,500 US citizens aged 18 and plus who were surveyed. This is a sample representing the national demographics, as quoted by the Straits Times.
Comparable levels of adults in Sweden, the UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia were in favour of attracting high skilled immigration to their nations. The highest level of support was posted in Sweden with 88%.
Across these 12 nations, a specific group was more supportive of high-skilled immigration to their nations. This was adults who were youth, had high salaries, or was highly educated. This was observed by the report by the independent Pew Research Centre.
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