According to a recent Gallup poll the number of Americans who oppose increasing immigration levels rose to 79% while the percentage of people who want to see immigration levels increased dropped to 21%. The poll is tied with 38% of Americans wanting to decrease immigration and 38% wanting to keep it at the present level with the rest undecided.
The poll also shows that more immigrants want to see the level of immigration decreased at 26% than increased at 24%. The percentage of first-generation Americans who want to see immigration levels decrease jumps to 35% compared to the 21% of those who want to see an increase. Second-generation Americans go even higher with 40% wanting to decrease immigration while the percentage of those that want to see an increase stays at 21%.
In essence the poll shows that, “while most Americans believe immigration is good for the country, a relatively small percentage would like to see the nation's level of immigration increased, while the rest want it either to remain the same or to decrease.”
See the full Gallup Poll.
Updated: Wed, Sep 7th 2016 @ 1:05pm EDT